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cgisoul
03-23-2011, 07:33 AM
Not so far away...

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=6Cf7IL_eZ38&vq=medium

Silkrooster
03-23-2011, 10:31 PM
I agree, I think its coming sooner than most think. The only issue I see with so much glass is safety. Could you image all that glass then a hurricane or tornado hit. when we get to that point hopefully the glass will be nearly bullet proof.
Anyway nice thinking...

Dexter2999
03-23-2011, 10:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVxj6gRYwS0

Silkrooster
03-23-2011, 11:03 PM
Interesting...

Dexter2999
03-23-2011, 11:46 PM
Apparently "Gorilla Glass" was discovered like in the 60's when they were researching cookware glass or something. Anyway, stuff has been around for a long time but there hasn't been a real call for the stuff until now it seems.

bazsa73
03-24-2011, 01:09 AM
meanwhile Blinky slices up your kids and pets

omichon
03-24-2011, 10:17 AM
...and still wasting water :grumpy:

4dartist
03-24-2011, 10:50 AM
Cool video. They did a great job compositing.

BigHache
03-24-2011, 01:39 PM
That was really cool. The electronic tinting windows has been around. I saw it on "Beyond 2000" some 20 years ago. The closest application for it I've seen since is Smart Glass.

cagey5
03-24-2011, 02:07 PM
Am I the only one that sees that sort of future as somewhat depressing?

4dartist
03-24-2011, 02:19 PM
I don't think that sort of technology would make life any easier or more rich. In fact I'd guess just the opposite. Of course it took me 5 more years than all my friends to get a cell phone, and it still have a old school one that doesn't do anything special than operate like a phone. :)

Dexter2999
03-24-2011, 02:44 PM
Much of the video is rediculous. Video on the countertops? Really?
Video in the bedroom sure...but don't stand there playing with it while someone is still trying to sleep!
I do think having weather/news/traffic in the mirror while getting ready for work a great idea though. Get your morning info while shaving and brushing your teeth. I will not however EVER answer an IM while I am in the bathroom. (I also don't talk to people while in the bathroom and will hang up on someone if I know they have gone into the bathroom.)
The photovoltaic glass has been around a few years now. Meeting rooms and such. Saw a house with those windows in the bathroom on TV. Haven't seem the with a gradient like the video though. They are either off or on (clear or opaque.)

bazsa73
03-24-2011, 03:20 PM
I dont want to know how the pornbiz will utilize this.

MDSPECIFIC
03-24-2011, 03:52 PM
The Matrix.

COBRASoft
03-24-2011, 04:23 PM
I kinda like it. I know Philips have been busy with foldable screens and NVidia is busy with 'desktops' for cars (like BMW, Merceddes, ...). If we like it or not, it will come, and soon.

kopperdrake
03-24-2011, 05:23 PM
Am I the only one that sees that sort of future as somewhat depressing?

Nah you're not. But let's be honest - depsite all the techno bling bling, kids' sticky fingers and dog nose snot will soon bring a reality check to all t hose sleek glass surfaces. Those things only look good in glossy vids - they don't show you the poor buggers who had to scrub away the actors' greasy finger prints between takes.

Give me dirt, grass and proper sunshine any day of the year over that distopian future. It'd just end up having the plugs pulled in this house, meeting reminders at dawn!!? Buggerit.

WillBellJr
03-24-2011, 07:12 PM
Well I don't really care for video on my fridge, but I'll take the tables, phones, car, bathroom and wall displays - in blue please, when can I pick it up, Corning??


Makes me sorta feel bad spending the money on the Xoom I picked up earlier this month, I'd prefer that tablet dude was reading at the end of the video!

-Will

JonW
03-24-2011, 09:25 PM
That was really cool. The electronic tinting windows has been around. I saw it on "Beyond 2000" some 20 years ago. The closest application for it I've seen since is Smart Glass.

I saw that as well.


Very nice, but we better come up with some cheaper power (& sustainable) or everything will have to be turned off!

BigHache
03-25-2011, 07:35 AM
Am I the only one that sees that sort of future as somewhat depressing?

Nope. In fact I've seen ill effects of technological advances already in my lifetime. At a basic level, blackboards vs. dry eraser boards. For years teachers have been concerned that the slickness of dry eraser boards would be a hinderance to a child's learning to write. I think they're right. It would be no different than going from blackboard to some Corning electronic glass surface really.

Another interesting phenomenon is that with cell phones and computers, I've personally seen Japanese forgetting how to write. There's a specific stroke order to every Chinese character and if you don't keep doing it you forget.

Do things like this stop the world from revolving? No. But I do think we shouldn't forget how to pick up a pencil or operate a screwdriver.