The author of the article must be a really bitter, bitter man who doesn't realize Minority Report is just a movie, with computer interfaces designed to look cool rather than practical. In fact, I think Minority Report is one of the lesser offenders when it comes to totally unbelievable bullshit UI's (Jurassic Park and Swordfish spring to mind).
I've never heard or seen any serious designer strive for interfaces that are identical to what we see in Minority Report. Sounds to me like he works with amateurs who can't differentiate between "cool" and "absurd". And he's blaming movies for the rise of touch screens and the touchscreen gestures we use now? Maybe it's the other way around and the people who designed the stuff in Minority Report had a pretty good grasp on what the future would actually bring us.
In the end, the design of Minority Report's "orchestra screen" was brilliant in that it exactly matched it's purpose: to look cool, look (somewhat) realistic and get the necessary information across to the viewer of the movie. That interface probably wasn't designed to be intuitive for the actual user, it was meant to be intuitive for the cinema going audience.