Monday, July 28, 2014

Those transparent computer screens you see in Avatar are headed to a retail store near you.

My brother who's kind of an expert in all things "cutting edge" sent me an email earlier this month about giant rollable televisions that are coming from LG. The flexible screens feature super high resolution, are paper thin, and one of the two that's going to be released is so flexible it can be rolled into a 3 cm diameter tube. Seriously. Just check out the picture below:
LG also stated in the report that it is confident that it will produce a 60-inch (152 cm) Ultra high definition rollable television by 2017, which we all know is just around the corner. Below is one that actually premiered at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2014 (in Las Vegas). Pretty nifty, right? Just imagine an iPad that you could fold out into a 16-inch screen and you realize only a small portion of the technological potential here.
In addition to the flexible screen, they are also making transparent ones. I remember the first time I saw transparent computer screens. It was in the movie, Avatar and I thought, wow those monitors are really cool. However, I do tend to wonder if you see something through the screen, would it distract from what's actually on the screen? I don't know if that would necessarily be a good thing or a bad thing.
I'm glad I live in an era of nifty technology. It makes life fun.
Oh hell yes. The future is now. Me likey (Scene from the movie Avatar)

19 comments:

Pat Dilloway said...

Can people see through those screens from behind? That would be really embarrassing if you're watching some porn on your computer and your significant other can see it through the screen--that and your O face. Especially for portable computers I don't always want everyone at Panera Bread to know what I'm working on.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Flexible is one thing but I wouldn't want one that's transparent.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

It's nearly unbelievable. I hate to update any of my technology because something better comes along so quickly.

Loni Townsend said...

Those are so cool. The future is here!

Theresa Milstein said...

That is amazing. I'll hope none of my TVs break down until these are available.

mooderino said...

Be nice to have a tv in my pocket but I bet they'll be expensive. I'll probably getting one in 2025 (if man is still alive).

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mooderino said...

Be nice to have a tv in my pocket but I bet they'll be expensive. I'll probably getting one in 2025 (if man is still alive).

mood
Moody Writing

Sarah Ahiers said...

i love that we live in the future and that it's amazing (well, amazing in regards to technology. There's a lot of shit about the future (aka: now) that i particularly hate)

L.G. Smith said...

Very cool. I should get the LG discount when they come out, though. :P

Cindy said...

Cool stuff. I guess if I ever get a roll-able TV I can just glue it to the wall and save a lot of space.

Andrew Leon said...

The transparent stuff was first seen in Minority Report. I've been reading about flexible computers for over a year, now, so it's not just the screens they're working on.

Adam said...

still no hovercars

Helena said...

I always wonder if the set designers and writers of these scifi movies inspire engineers and scientists to invent the cool stuff, or if they're getting news from the engineers about what's in the pipeline. Personally, I can't keep up with the changing technology! It's exciting, but it also makes anything I buy disposable in no time.

Stephen Hayes said...

The future is definitely here. I'm older than you so I'm not so thrilled by all the changes that are taking place. Our son, like you, thrives on these innovations.

J.L. Campbell said...

Well, you've certainly introduced me to some nifty stuff today. Thanks. I can only imagine what they will cost.

Liz A. said...

I guess you'll just have to make sure you put the screen up where nothing will come from behind to distract you. It's kind of like looking at something via projector. You have to be careful where you project. Although, we can learn to ignore things in the background.

Jay Noel said...

I saw a demo video on this technology back in 2008, it was pretty amazing. I think it was by Corning.

Brinda said...

That's really mind blowing. It's hard to imagine what everyone will use ten years from now.

DEZMOND said...

stunning development and progress of technology is both the bless and the biggest curse of modern age