If I had a rand for every time I felt compelled to reference Minority Report as a technology journalist in the 16-plus years I’ve been doing this, I’d have ... OK maybe enough for a beer, and not of the craft variety. 

Still, this Philip K Dick novella turned early-aughts action flick has proven eerily prophetic. We see similar tech all around us today, from (virtually) autonomous cars to biometric-based security, from touch screen interfaces to persistent and personalised advertising, stalking us as we move about in the real and digital world...

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