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# Are we ready for our world to be made of glass?

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posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 11:55 AM
I love what you said. I grew up with a teacher using chalk and interacting with our class. I see kids young playing on iPads and iPhones ect.. I never had that growing up and I am 40. I had Legos and builder blocks. I could physically use my mind to create. Now it is all on glass. Sad

posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 12:17 PM

I grew up with a teacher using chalk and interacting with our class.

Same here. Kids could add their own input, there was more than one answer, because everyone has their own perspective.

Not anymore, theres just the lesson imparted by the computer screen.

They are wrong if they don't go along.

To be sure there are only right and wrong answers in math, for instance, but so much of school learning is indoctrination to a correct mindset. Individual teachers may or may not follow the lesson 'plan' before, but now there is no aberration, just uniformity, as every school classroom will be given the exact same lesson from the computer on the wall.

posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 12:27 PM

Well said. I like how you put it 2+2=4 that is the only way. If a teacher asked how do you get from point a to b kids now would used google maps and get the same route. In contrast in life there are many ways to get from point a to b. The teachers are not showing kids now that you can also get to point a thru point c and d!

posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 12:33 PM

If a teacher asked how do you get from point a to b kids now would used google maps and get the same route. In contrast in life there are many ways to get from point a to b.

I agree. Some take the scenic route, some the quickest, some say, I'd rather go fishing…

posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 12:36 PM

originally posted by: intrptr

If a teacher asked how do you get from point a to b kids now would used google maps and get the same route. In contrast in life there are many ways to get from point a to b.

I agree. Some take the scenic route, some the quickest, some say, I'd rather go fishing…

You really made me laugh and I am still laughing. I would rather go fishing too.

posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 12:48 PM

Me too, by the scenic route. They can have their new 'glass house'.

posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 12:49 PM
*yawn*

Where's our mass-produced flying cars?

They've been talking about this stuff for years. Vaporware for the most part. Just like how car companies put out these insanely cool prototypes that never come to fruition, Corning is doing the same thing. It's a video to boost stock price and get investors.

As I said, vaporware. Could they make this stuff? Probably. Will they? No.

Won't happen any time soon, probably not even in my lifetime. The market just isn't there for one thing.

They don't even have working products for people to get addicted to yet out in the open.

Frankly, I'd rather see projected holographic type displays. No smudgy finger prints. That's the problem with touch screens. They make laptops with touch screens, but who wants to smudge their screen up and keep cleaning it every hour?

Oh, and that auto glass on the dash in that video? It better be safety glass...imagine getting in a crash and being electrocuted by this "smart glass" that has voltage running through it...

Technology isn't moving fast enough for me. We're constantly promised the Moon, but never accept delivery.

I want real VR, not be forced to strap a smartphone to my face or wear some insanely clunky helmet. Beam images directly into my optic nerve or something.

posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 12:53 PM

originally posted by: Quantum12
This is what our world will be like soon

Correction.
This is what our world COULD be like, eventually.
Most of this is concept, not application. To have all of this we first need another ten steps to be completed. Most of this is not yet possible for the majority of people, it requires masses of infrastructure implementation, masses of investment, masses of further research.
Just like so many other tech videos out there promising things, they always leave out the inconvenient truths about limitations, and skip straight to the lovely graphics promising something not so easily achievable.

Let's not forget, this is a glass company, their interests are in staying relevant and making money.

originally posted by: Quantum12

None of this is any different to the revolution of the Internet, the development of mobile technology, the rolling out of color TV's, flight, rail, electricity...
edit on 25-3-2016 by Rocker2013 because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 12:55 PM

MysticMushroom, I am on your side of the fence!

*hope in we will fly to the other side...if our flying car can make it...
edit on 3 25 2016 by Quantum12 because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 01:01 PM

Thank you for correcting me. The data flow would be to much for our DSL providers to handle. They complain that Netflix takes up too much bandwidth. How much more would this use!

posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 01:34 PM

The thing is, virtually all of these concepts are already made. The current issue with them is that they are either too fragile, not energy efficient enough, and far too expensive. But they are here already, it's just a matter of cost reduction and increased efficiency.

posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 01:45 PM

I know they are here. The other problem is DSL providers would freak. The amount of data flow might clog up their systems. They complain about Netflix being a data hog.

posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 04:24 AM
Ditto what MystikMushroom said. In particular the following statements:

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Could they make this stuff? Probably. Will they? No.”, and

Frankly, I'd rather see projected holographic type displays. No smudgy finger prints. That's the problem with touch screens. They make laptops with touch screens, but who wants to smudge their screen up and keep cleaning it every hour?”, and

I want real VR, not be forced to strap a smartphone to my face or wear some insanely clunky helmet. Beam images directly into my optic nerve or something.
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A lot of the stuff in the video is either possible now, or will be soon. As nice as it is in the vid, though, I doubt either the demand or the funds are available to make it commonplace any time soon.

As far as holographic display systems go, I believe there’s been progress in that direction, but it’s not yet to the point MystikMushroom eludes to. From some of the stuff I’ve read, though, it’s not far off. Come to think of it, I read something years ago about a company that was developing a monitorless system. They had a holographic projection system housed within the computer case which was software operated. It allowed you to set the parameters of a user defined block of 3D space, which would be the focus/target of the projected images. They even had a demo video of the system working with some basic, simple graphics. Now, this was maybe 10 years ago, and I haven’t heard any more about it since. So, who knows?

I’m with MystikMushroom on the VR stuff, as well. To me it seems stupid having to strap a phone to your head. Really, come on guys. How lame is that? Maybe it’s just a ploy to make us buy more phones. So,for an adequate beginners VR kit I need to 1) spend \$600 on a headset, 2) spend around \$50-\$100 for “optional” software to enjoy the fully immersive experience, 3) spend another \$600 for a bitchin’ smartphone to enhance my experience even more, and 4) cough up around \$3,000 more for a rig powerful enough to set my hair on fire and make me quit my job. As cool as it is, it may be awhile before this is an affordable option for most folks. Now that I think of it, when the prices come down a little, this technology will be like manna from heaven for the porn industry. Yippeee!!

Now that I’ve worn out my welcome here, there are others I must annoy. So many folks to piss off, and so little time...

Cheers!

posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 07:16 AM

originally posted by: verschickter

The car cockpit looks neat.

You reckon? I see a car with an FM radio and analogue displays. Apologies for going off on one, but this is a pet hate of mine. I think car dashboards are worse now than they were in the 1960's - the last stronghold for old technology in the third millennium. Couldn't Corning have incorporated a data display (speed, odometer, gas/petrol gauge etc.) into the windscreen? And don't get me started on rear light clusters! [/rant]

posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 07:28 AM

In a world where glass bus shelters last all of 5 minutes before being smashed to bits...this new world of glass is going to be a world of glass continuously being replaced.

On the bright side, emergency glaziers will be kept busy...so not all bad then!

posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 07:59 AM

That is right. People in the field will make more money and work longer hours.

posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 12:47 PM
This reminds me of a Mythbusters video (more like an ad):

I don't believe the world will ever switch to glass. People actually designing human usable systems for the future tend to hate glass and flat screens.

Here is one such example. He is a former Apple employee who worked on product design:
A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design

Before we think about how we should interact with our Tools Of The Future, let's consider what a tool is in the first place.

I like this definition: A tool addresses human needs by amplifying human capabilities.

That is, a tool converts what we can do into what we want to do. A great tool is designed to fit both sides.

posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 12:56 PM

posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 12:56 PM

Nice find. I like the writers quote "My problem is the opposite, really — this vision, from an interaction perspective, is not visionary. It's a timid increment from the status quo, and the status quo, from an interaction perspective, is terrible."

posted on Mar, 26 2016 @ 01:00 PM

You know, that is one of my favorite songs! It's kind of strange that you sent the video.

I listened to the song last night. Thank you!!!

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