Into the future

I am SUCH a geek.

I love technology. I started reading hard science science fiction (as opposed to the more fantasy-like or story-based science fiction) when I was very young. I have a degree in engineering, because I have this driving need to know How Things Work. Spent far more time in Home Ec classes in junior high taking apart and fixing the sewing machines than using them (and I still don’t sew well).

So when I saw the first of these videos from Corning, I had to go and find the others as well:

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Corning: A Day Made of Glass — colour board
  • Video 1:Watch “A Day Made of Glass” and take a look at Corning’s vision for the future with specialty glass at the heart of it.
  • Video 2: Watch and share “A Day Made of Glass 2,” Corning’s expanded vision for the future of glass technologies. This video continues the story of how highly engineered glass, with companion technologies, will help shape our world.
  • Video 3: Watch and share “A Day Made of Glass 2: Unpacked,” to see how Corning’s highly engineered glass, with companion technologies, will help shape our world. Take a journey with our narrator for details on these technologies, answers to your questions, and to learn about what’s possible — and what’s not — in the near future.

(I interviewed with Corning when I was looking for my first job out of university. Ended up working for Exxon, but the Corning manufacturing facility was an amazing combination of high and low tech, even then.)

This stuff fascinates me. I want that house! I want the windows that you can dim and brighten. I want the seamless transfer of data from device to device. I want the beautiful displays on my kitchen counters and bedroom closet and living room wall.

The third video in the series talks about how close we are to some of these possibilities. I hope they’re right!

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