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A Day Made of Glass
Owen Corning ^

Posted on 03/19/2014 6:15:04 PM PDT by rjsimmon

THE FUTURE OF GLASS - "AMAZING"!

If you wonder why HP, Dell and other leading computer manufacturers believe the end of the computer as we know it is near, here’s why.

It's not the iPad that has them concerned about the future.

It is developments like the ones Corning is working on that are game-changers:


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: computers; glass; innovation; technology
This is a truly amazing display of the next wave of technology. This may eventually all come to pass and will shift our society into even more realms of disassociation with others (no more in-person or face-to-face). You may even see Big Brother and the wall from Fahrenheit 451 in this, but the tech is fascinating.
1 posted on 03/19/2014 6:15:04 PM PDT by rjsimmon
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You may even see Big Brother and the wall from Fahrenheit 451 in this, but the tech is fascinating.

ewww! that is what i was thinking!

2 posted on 03/19/2014 6:19:19 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: rjsimmon

They forgot to include, The Orglassmatron.

Way cool concept vid for a future where we all will live in glass houses.


3 posted on 03/19/2014 6:22:17 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: rjsimmon
If you plan on living in that world, plan on having plenty of this:


4 posted on 03/19/2014 6:25:19 PM PDT by Rodamala
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I don't care who makes it (even Apple), all I really want is a great 3D with realistic, life-like graphics that can handle things like racing games and combat flight games with no lage, even on MP.

Does anyone still make combat flight games? Like Microprose's Gunship from the late 80s?

5 posted on 03/19/2014 6:35:23 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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lag = lage....


6 posted on 03/19/2014 6:36:07 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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The technology is amazing, but I'm remarkably unimpressed by most of it. I watch a video clip like that and I see an entire world that is running on "sensory overload" in every way.

I'd have no interest in living in a society where it was considered ordinary to have someone from my office pop a message up on my bathroom mirror while I'm shaving, for example. Can't you just leave me the 'eff alone for five minutes while I'm shaving, dude?

7 posted on 03/19/2014 6:37:30 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Rodamala

I was thinking along similar lines.

Apparently there will be the elites enjoying glass-based technology. I presume the plebes will be running behind them with Windex and a soft cloth.


8 posted on 03/19/2014 6:40:49 PM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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Too many things that look nice, and have that “oo” factor, but the heck is going to come out and find the one shorted connection, when all of those things start malfunctioning?

A touch-sensitive stovetop control? Can you see the low-information voter using that, and understanding how to use that? Besides, down here in hurricane country, all it would take, would be one good storm, and all the electronics would short out.

A refrigerator in a kitchen occupied by kids, without a smudge on it, somewhere? Please.

Nice, inventive, forward thinking, yes. Practical for the average American household? NO.


9 posted on 03/19/2014 6:42:30 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Rodamala

I was thinking along similar lines.

Apparently there will be the elites enjoying glass-based technology. I presume the plebes will be running behind them with Windex and a soft cloth.


10 posted on 03/19/2014 6:42:45 PM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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How long before this excites the same amused nostalgia the "World of 2000" clips from the 50's now give us? It won't be 50 years. It might not even be 10.

The real world will, of course, find a way to sneak in. There is no bird-poop-proof glass, for example. Just sayin'.

11 posted on 03/19/2014 6:46:10 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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“Five-O”


12 posted on 03/19/2014 6:54:19 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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Won’t it be wonderful when every device in your house and all the glass and the very walls are sending information to the government, to your insurance company, to the local police, to all the advertisers in the world, to the pervert sown the street and every hacker who has an interest in what you do and where you go and what you are worth.


13 posted on 03/19/2014 7:02:30 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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People who live in glass houses................

Should have sex in the basement.

14 posted on 03/19/2014 7:05:53 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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If Corning can create fifty percent of the things they showed in that video,they’ll have an awesome future.


15 posted on 03/19/2014 7:14:04 PM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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I think it’s remarkable stuff. I’m sure that things like that will all be happening. But the really cool thing is that stuff we wouldn’t even guess today, will be common in another twenty years. Maybe less.


16 posted on 03/19/2014 7:54:01 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Alberta's Child

I agree! Sick of all this contact any hour or minute of the day. I do not want to be reachable all the time-it is getting old.


17 posted on 03/19/2014 7:59:37 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary & remove the son of a kenyan mooslimb)
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I pretty much view my phone and email foe outgoing messages only.

Don't call me, I'll call you, later.

18 posted on 03/19/2014 8:14:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: rjsimmon
By definition, glass is a supercooled fluid with viscosity so high as to be, for all practical purposes, rigid.

Though glass has many useful properties, the ability to sustain plastic flow is not one of them. It will fracture first.

19 posted on 03/19/2014 9:14:21 PM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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With all those cool displays and connectivity, why does the women need to drive into the office to look at a video conference? She could do that from home...


20 posted on 03/19/2014 10:19:10 PM PDT by BigBobber
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To: Rodamala
"You gots put some Weendex on. Eet feex evryting."


21 posted on 03/20/2014 10:37:08 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: jeffc
Does anyone still make combat flight games?

Aces High. Online and awesome!

22 posted on 03/20/2014 10:38:02 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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Gonna need more Windex......


23 posted on 03/20/2014 10:47:33 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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