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Old 01-20-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
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The future of screen technology.... 2014

From my vipre's security newsletter's "cool stuff" section

Experience a normal day in 2014. The future of screen technology with stretchable screens, transparent screens and e-ink displays:

http://www.flixxy.com/future-of-screen-technology.htm

I thought it was fun, hope you enjoy...on my third viewing not exactly sure which screen was the e-ink display...

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Old 01-20-2011, 04:46 PM   #2
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That is neat... but maybe mainstream by 2034, not 2014.
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Am I being cynical or is that all useless gadgetry?

I have no intention of offending @tomereader. I just find that none of those shown would make the slightest positive change in my life.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:13 PM   #4
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:16 PM   #5
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I kinda liked the mirror screen ... combine catching up on news, your days events/calendar while brushing teeth/hair, or shaving if the mirror pivoted you could be on the throne even....

it seems as our lives get more and more busy that we use technology to help us get some pleasure back in our lives...

Audio books for commutes while driving, our ereaders for bus/train commutes ... that recent post about iphones overlaying your surroundings on top of screen in a new layer via built in camera so you can walk read and talk at the same time... this just seems the continuation
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:41 PM   #6
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The mirror screen was totally unrealistic; there were no ads on it.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:46 PM   #7
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heh

I was thinking why this struck such a chord with me and finally remembered that during my ereader research last year the ones I was most interested in were the

"stretchable" Readius
http://www.engadget.com/2007/02/19/p...ets-face-time/

and the bendable skiff
http://hubbaloo.wordpress.com/2010/0...dable-ereader/

and the ones in the video reminded me of those..
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When I first heard about ePaper prototypes becoming cheap enough and easy enough to produce that they'd make it into consumer electronics, I remember being shown these cool working examples of eBook readers and PDAs with rollable screens that would fit in your pocket.

Why do they still not have one? I seem to recall other companies making demo products along the same lines several years before the Polymer Vision one tomereader linked. Which, by the way, I still can't buy

I love my nook and all, but one of the promised benefits of ePaper was its ability to bend so I could have a 7 inch ebook reader that would fit easily in my pocket.

These future technology videos are fun to watch, but they're far too optimistic.
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The mirror screen was totally unrealistic; there were no ads on it.
That and the photo sharing. DRMDRMDRM oh nooooo, they're sharing a photo.
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The "companies making demo products along the same lines several years before the Polymer Vision" were just 2 companies actually and that was the same people who were spun off into the companies Polymer Vision and Plastic Logic .

PolymerVision was literally on the eve of production for retail when the rug was pulled out from under them because of a financial scandal involving a majority owner and a pyramid scheme in Europe. They had already produced a a final production test run of units that numbered in the high hundreds.They were saved out of Bankruptcy by Wistron who has "kept the band together" so to speak. Technology and the market have changed over the 2 plus years when they were in limbo but they actuallyu kept at work. They are readying a sort of Readius 2.0 with all the improvements they have developed and will bring it to market probably this year.


Plastic Logic obviously had some problems bringing its first product to market. But their plastic electronics base is secure and they have just been given a huge contract to build a facility in Russia to produce plastic electronics there as well. More will be coming from them for sure.


The Skiff was never going to be bendable. the device itself was to be rigid but the display was to be the foil backed eink displays that LG developed. LG actually has begun production on foil displays and they have also entered into partnership with iRiver to produce devices. Their first device - the Story HD- doesnt use the foil backed display but its just a matter of time. It does use an "HD" backplane developed by LG to increase the resolution of the Eink sourced film.
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