Set in 2054, it features all kinds of interesting technology, partly because in pre-production director Steven Spielberg convened a think-tank to brainstom details of what a future reality might look like.
The Wired article points out that the film suggested the following developments:
- Gesture-based Computer Interfaces
- Flexible Displays
- 3-D Holograms
- Identity-Detecting Advertisement Cameras
- Robot Scouts
- Predicting Mistakes
This video points out that the sound on an iPhone appears to be some reference to the film.
UPDATE 14/11/08: Engadget have a video of the interface developed by one of the science advisors from the film (along with a team of other visionaries).
Dubbed g-speak, the OS combines “gestural i/o, recombinant networking, and real-world pixels,” to deliver what the creators call “the first major step in [a] computer interface since 1984.”.