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.

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.


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.

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