Arguably the coolest video of 2011 was Corning’s “A Day Made of Glass.” It racked up over 17 million views and gave us a look into a future that includes nothing but touchable surfaces, almost Minority Report style. It could be years and years before we see anything close to a world like this, but after watching this new version, you will again wish that it was happening now. Fully touch-capable walls that can share in real time with tablets and are interactive? Yes, please. Changing the theme of your car through a tablet and a swipe? Mmmhmm. How about live augmented reality video using a tablet in something like a state park? Corning believes in it.
“A Day Made of Glass 2”:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZkHpNnXLB0[/youtube]
Story behind Corning’s vision:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-GXO_urMow[/youtube]
The original “A Day Made of Glass”:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cf7IL_eZ38[/youtube]