A day with smart glass envisioned by Corning


This Corning concept video displays a possible technological future to the Microsoft series not too long ago. Its a world I could be very comfortable in where devices made from smart, tough glass take our current ability to engage with our world and each other even further.

The great this about all these glass panels is that we have the benefit of feeling like we are still in our world while retaining our personal work and communication spaces. The bus stop example is a great one. Even this shelter in the city is clear and provides panels for passengers to use for quick communications.

Take a look at this Microsoft montage while you are at it. It is derived from a couple thematic concept videos Microsoft published a little while ago showing possibilities for different industries and lifestyles. Similar concepts, just different interfaces:

We’re living in an exciting technological age right now and if these concepts become reality in the coming years, our children will have lifestyles that would make Star Trek visions look primitive (leaving aside warp space travel and transporters …).




One response to “A day with smart glass envisioned by Corning

  1. Paul avatar

    We’re living in an incredible time. Technologies that seemed like science fiction just a few years ago are being released, and they look incredible. Take the Microsoft Surface Hub 2 as an example:
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    Then, when you’ve watched that, take a trip back about six or seven years when these sorts of displays were fantastic dreams:

    A day with smart glass envisioned by Corning

    Yes, your window is your smart display

    Even Google’s Jamboard already seems quaint, just two years after it was announced:

    Jamboard and Surface Studio are hints of our future tech

    We haven’t quite realised the dream of the sorts of ubiquitous screens and panels that we see in the Corning and Microsoft future vision videos, but given what we see now in Microsoft’s Surface Hub 2, we can’t be that far from these interfaces either.

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