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Sony has developed a razor-thin display that bends like paper while showing full-color video. See below for a video of the new 2.5-inch display. It shows a hand squeezing a display that is 0.3 millimeters (0.01 inch) thick. Sony says it has yet to decide on how to commercialize new products using the technology.
Although, Sony spokesman Chisato Kitsukawa explains how, “In the future, it could get wrapped around a lamppost or a person’s wrist, even worn as clothing… Perhaps it can be put up like wallpaper.”
According to Tatsuo Mori, an engineering and computer-science professor at Nagoya University, certain hurdles remain, which include how to make the display bigger, ensure durability, and cut costs.
The new display combines two types of technology: Sony’s organic thin film transistor, which is required to make flexible displays, and organic electroluminescent display. Whatever it is, it looks like it’s straight out of the movie Minority Report.