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As to the movie I was thinking about, Avatar is the one with the curved computer console screens. Obviously we don't want Apple getting into building work stations that size, but a nice curved desk top screen, transparent or not, would be very appealing. After a bit desktop screens are just too big.
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Oh sure, a curve ATD or iMac display was the first thing that came to mind, then glasses if they can work work to use transparent display tech (like was shown at CES), then contact lenses (let's ignore how they are powered or get data). My comment was about the device being bendable, not simply about a display that is more resilient to warping.
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OK, but I very much see an advantage to a phone that can flex a bit and be no worst off because of it. That doesn't mean bending into a U bolt or other shape. That is iPhone, there are endless possibilities for such a material. One being a heads up transparent visor. If LCDs could be laminated to the glass or OLEDs grown on the panel and the easily bent afterward this would be huge for advertising. Just think screen you could wrap around posts and beams in building, even corners could become dynamic.
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As to the movie I was thinking about, Avatar is the one with the curved computer console screens. Obviously we don't want Apple getting into building work stations that size, but a nice curved desk top screen, transparent or not, would be very appealing. After a bit desktop screens are just too big.

OK, but I very much see an advantage to a phone that can flex a bit and be no worst off because of it. That doesn't mean bending into a U bolt or other shape. That is iPhone, there are endless possibilities for such a material. One being a heads up transparent visor. If LCDs could be laminated to the glass or OLEDs grown on the panel and the easily bent afterward this would be huge for advertising. Just think screen you could wrap around posts and beams in building, even corners could become dynamic.

The curved displays in Avatar would be useful but the transparency was just Hollywood flare. The only way that is useful is if you need to look past the display often, like with a HUD. Having a a transparent display that can molded into the shape of your vehicle's windshield or a motorcyclist's helmet could have a lot of benefits in keeping a driver informed and safe.

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Not to pull the train off the tracks but what movie is that from?

 

A.I. Artificial Intelligence. 

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence. 

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Willow glass has great potential. May take a year or two for Apple to incorporate it in their devices unfortunately . Unless Apple & Corning have been working on this for a while before cornings announcement. If thats the case we could see it in the Iphone5

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None of us really have any idea of what use this Willow Glass is, and what Apple (and many others) will use it for, but this 2006 paper from a Cornell scientist gives a few hints. It actually sounds quite revolutionary: http://people.ccmr.cornell.edu/~cober/mse542/page2/files/Schwartz%20R2R%20Processing.pdf

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Will Smith's daughter's name is Willow. How bout that?

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Jude Law? (Gotta keep it on androids)
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Not to pull the train off the tracks but what movie is that from?

 

LOVE MACHINE A.I. (2001) 

 

"Before starring as a womanizing cad in the 2004 remake of "Alfie," Law played android Gigolo Joe (shown with Ashley Scott as Gigolo Jane) -- his love is real, but he is not."

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It's a good thing Corning is making flexible displays. If Apple decides to use them, I would be pissed if they got them from Samsung. 

 

 


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