CITIZENS FOR A MURDER-FREE AMERICA

Any Philip Dick fans out there? Take a look at Precrime, the web headquarters of Citizens for a Murder-Free America. Precrime proposes using a revolutionary new technology called previsualization that allows police detectives to witness, verify, and halt murders before they occur.

It’s just for fun, of course. It’s part of the marketing for Minority Report, the summer movie by Steven Spielberg starring Tom Cruise, based on a Philip Dick story. Almost every movie has an elaborate web site now, and some have used the same trick – setting up web sites to extend the world of the movie.

If you’re not sure who Philip Dick is, try reading an essay about Minority Report in Slate, or a longer essay surveying Dick and his books from a few years ago.