Story by Hal Goodtree. Republished with permission from CaryCitizen.
Cary, NC – For all futurists and fans of technology, you’ll want to watch this incredible video from Corning about the future of smart, durable glass. It will fundamentally change the way people live.
Corning Glass – More than a Baking Dish
So many iconic American companies have self-destructed that it sometimes obscures the long and continuing tradition of world-changing invention in the United States.
Case in point: Corning, founded in 1879. I visited the Corning Glass Works in Elmira, NY with my parents when I was a teenager. I learned that they invented special lightweight, affordable glass for Thomas Edison and his light bulb.
But what have they done for us lately?
In the 1960′s, Corning helped NASA develop heat-resistant ceramics for rocket ships reentering Earth’s atmosphere. That invention was turned into a consumer product many of us have in our kitchens: Corningware.
Durable Smart Glass
Now, Corning is at the forefront of developing a new generation of smart, durable glass.
Smart glass is filled with electronics you cannot see. It responds to human touch and automatically connects itself to other electronic systems.
Durable glass has more of the tensile properties of steel than your window pane. Nearly indestructible, like Corningware.
The trick is to make it lightweight and affordable.
In the video, we see how durable smart glass could be used for displays the size of entire walls, smart tablets that are clear, windows that become displays or connect two rooms on opposite ends of the Earth.
In A Day Made of Glass 2, we see some amazing examples of how it could be used at home, in education, medicine, energy, transportation and more.
A Day Made of Glass 2
You can also see this video on YouTube.
The original Day Made of Glass 1 video, released last year, has had 17,000,000 views on YouTube.