By Frank Kenna
Dateline Wallingford, CT, September, 2016
The following are now obsolete for workplace communication: Plasma, LCD, LED and OLED displays, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Instead, a new technology has replaced them in thousands of workplaces across North America. The new technology? Glass.
That’s what the future may hold. The glass referenced first showed up when Corning released this futuristic video in 2010 showing their vision of what information displays would look like some day. Although people thought it would take years become a reality, an article in the Sept. 25, 2012 The Wall Street Journal shows that the day has already arrived.
Even though the article is mainly about smart mirrors being used for medical purposes, it shows that the technology is here now. Sure, it’s currently expensive and being used in specialty markets like medical, but it’s only a matter of time until it gets cheaper and widely available.
Remember the $15,000 42” plasma display, anyone?
Photo: The Wall Street Journal, pg. B1, Sept. 25, 2012