(Relaxnews) – Corning, the company behind the damage-resistant Gorilla Glass used in millions of smartphones and tablets, has released a video showcasing its glass-filled vision of the future.
“This video continues the story of how highly engineered glass, with companion technologies, will help shape our world,” explains Corning on video-sharing website YouTube.
The video is a follow-up video to the company’s 2011 viral hit “A Day Made of Glass” (which is closing in on 20 million views).
It shows a world in which kids run around with 3D projection-ready handheld tablets, windows are made with color selectable UV-insulated “electrochromic glass,” and doctors share information about patients in real time via antimicrobial glass tablets and touch-sensitive walls that have wireless optical fibers built in.
Some of the futuristic concepts shown in the video are already coming to fruition, while others may never transpire. Samsung and LG are both working on transparent touchscreen smart windows, Microsoft has partnered with Samsung to release large multipoint touchscreen surfaces, and HP has developed a huge 132”-diagonal touch surface that sports 32 simultaneous touch points.
Corning’s “A Day Made of Glass 2: Same Day. Expanded Corning Vision” can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZkHpNnXLB0
A behind-the-scenes video with commentary is also available: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-GXO_urMow