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Transparent tablet - Is this even possible yet?

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posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 05:11 AM
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I seen this on LiveLeak today, is it possible yet? it would be so cool if it was, i would most probably get rid of my ipad.

LiveLeak




posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 05:40 AM
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It would just be an LCD screen without a backlight, like an LED.


If you take apart a SONY PSP, for instance, you'll see what I mean.



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 05:42 AM
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Hehe, yea it would be cool if we had the access to this technology, I don't think we're quite there yet, that's just a commercial for Samsung the company and their products probably.

We could go conspiracy style and think that the dark government or something have something like this.

But we are not there quite yet my friend.

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posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 06:03 AM
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Nearly there!


you could easily make red planet
flexible see through augmented reality map with this. Just make a scroll, put a camera on the back and remodel a Samsung galaxy 2 board into a round handle and you are good to go.



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 06:10 AM
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Originally posted by Scaledown
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Nearly there!


you could easily make red planet
flexible see through augmented reality map with this. Just make a scroll, put a camera on the back and remodel a Samsung galaxy 2 board into a round handle and you are good to go.




There you go.


Good old SONY.



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 06:13 AM
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transparent tablet [ ie a stand alone device ] - no not with current tech

a transparent display - yes possible

the device portrayed in that clip - pure fantasy



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 06:35 AM
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From 2007




posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 06:49 AM
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Wonder what the binary code at the bottom translates to? Anyone? I don't program in Assembly.



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 08:10 AM
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yeah jumped a bit forward since then ...



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 08:23 AM
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I would think so, also if they do start pushing these out I hope it is made by Casio and coated in polycarbonate.
It would be very useful for those needing a milspec device, or in the construction industry.


and a star and flag from me to you!



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 11:56 AM
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Yes... and no.

A transparent display is easy - we already have several companies marketing Organic Light Emitting Diode displays "OLED." These are carbon-based transistor compounds that can, literally, be printed onto various substrates.

electronics.howstuffworks.com...

The unfortunate side of things is that these displays are very sensitive to UV exposure, and will be destroyed by sunlight. They also break down under the forces of their own emission process, and will fade over time - with blue fading much faster than lower wavelengths like red.

Quantum Dot is the penultimate in display technologies, and will eventually replace OLED (as it is, essentially, OLED imbued with special crystalline structures that remove virtually every drawback to OLED).

www.sciencedaily.com...

But it's still having some of the kinks worked out - as illustrated by that article.

The real problem with a transparent device is, interestingly enough, not the display - but the electronics within them. Currently, your phones and portable devices (even your stationary ones) operate on wafers of specially doped silicon and metal oxides semiconductors networked together by metal (usually copper) electrical conduits.

Currently, a number of researchers are developing both thermally and electrically conductive plastics - so that takes care of our circuitry and heat-sinks... but transparent semiconductors (that can rival the efficiency of MOS technology) are a little more difficult to develop.

www.geek.com...

But I did manage to find this:

www.lbl.gov...


The scientists created films of fluorine-doped TiO2 by sputtering with an inert gas containing trace amounts of a fluorine precursor. The fluorine insertion led to at least a 40X increase in the conductivity of stoichiometric TiO2 and a 3X increase in the rectification factor of TiO2 on p-type silicon. These effects greatly increase the utility of the material for charge transport / transfer applications in displays, photovoltaics, photocatalysts, catalysts, and chemical sensors.


In theory, I suppose a number of the existing technologies could be developed to create entirely transparent 'chips' that could be embedded into transparent plastics....

You would just have a 'solid' block of plastic that had, inside of it, many different types of plastics and several transparent MOS technologies that do everything from processing to display.

Honestly... I don't see how it would be a large advantage in the portable device market. I would, however, love to have this stuff embedded into my car's windshield. I want a HUD, damnit... The possible applications to stuff like that is almost endless.




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