While this is clearly one company’s vision and essentially a long-form commercial for a future filled with Corning’s products, watching this was far too compelling to let that keep me from sharing it. After all, scientists and visionaries in corporate settings are just as much a part of our community as academics. And, boy, have these people come up with some interesting possibilities. I think I see the iPad 4 or 5 in there somewhere . . .
Of course, Corning came up with the now-famous “gorilla glass” used in the iOS devices and others — durable, touch-sensitive, and lightweight. Apparently, it was just the beginning for them.
3 Thoughts on "Glass in the Information Age — Corning's Vision of a World It Helps Create"
This is a mind-blowing video, but I can’t help be amused to see a vision of the future in which little girls go to school everyday wearing plaid pleated skirts, and kids sit in a class set up as though it were a lecture in an early Renaissance university. The problem with this video is that it is not radical enough. Change one thing and you change everything.
What’s even more amusing is that Corning were going to abandon the process because they couldn’t find enough buyers for it until Apple stepped in.