[Welcome to the Sci-Fi Lunch Break, where we'll be occasionally supplying you with a cool bit of audio/visual goodness to break up the monotony of the work day. You bring the turkey on rye, we'll bring you something out of this world to watch while you eat it.]

No, sadly I am not talking about a new peripheral for the PS3 that allows for a trio of precogs to predict future crime around you. The PlayStation Move is Sony's attempt to dive full force into the motion control market sector popularized and dominated by the Nintendo Wii. The optional PS3 add-on won't be available until the end of 2010, at the earliest, but Sony has already begun demonstrating its new obsession and, as much as I don't love motion control games, it looks outstanding.

What has me so interested, however, are not the games possibilities, but rather the potential for the PS Move to be an augmented reality innovator. Jump ahead to the 9:15 mark (the first half is kind of boring) in this excerpt (via Joystiq) of the Engadget Show, where Sony shows off their multitouch function for the first time; if that isn't a precursor to the floating GUI's Tom Cruise navigates in Minority Report, I don't know what is. All they need to do is form fit the bulb-headed wand into a glove and they're well on their way to recreating what is, for me, one of the most impressive bits of futurism found in Spielberg's last great sci-fi film.
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