Where do you think the first vision of touch technology comes from? All I come up with are from film and t.v. shows, for example tablets the earliest I can think of is Star Trek The Next Generation. What about gesture control as made famous in Minority Report? Did Phillip Dick mention that in the book? There must be early literary references with this concept. What would be the earliest example?
The usual example given was Stanislaw Lem’s 1961 novel Return From the Stars where they had a touch-based e-reader (think Kindle). Definitely predates ST:TNG.