After reading that Apple was granted a patent for an iWatch/iTime device that includes “gestures,” it made me think of a company whose name I can’t remember, but they wanted to let you perform gestures in front of your Mac/Windows PC. If you could perform gestures in the air over your iWatch device, like in The Minority Report, that would be pretty cool.
For the purposes of this simulation, imagine that you have three people that are each “right” roughly 80% of the time. For instance, if they take a test with 100 questions, each of the three individuals will get 80 of the questions right, although they may not get the same questions right or wrong. Given these three people, my question to several statisticians was, “If two of the people have the same answer to a given question, what are the odds that they are correct? Furthermore, if all three of them give the same answer to a question, what are the odds that they are right?”
This Java Monte Carlo simulation tutorial, and the corresponding Java program, was inspired by the story and subsequent movie "Minority Report", as well as my recent interest in Monte Carlo simulations.
The minority report by pkd is becoming a bit too real ... right now I'm an itchy finger away from buying a Tablet PC, which led to finding this page from IBM about "natural interaction" and "dream space". Combine that way of interacting with computers, add a touch of multiple instances of Joseph McMoneagle, and you have the reality of the minority report. (At least the computer part supplies the vision of the computer interaction in the movie version.)