Video: Sony’s paper-thin, flexible mini-television
posted at 2:35 pm on May 25, 2007 by Allahpundit
It’s been awhile since we had some Friday gadget awesomeness on this site, no? This turned up on YouTube yesterday and has since been making the rounds; the technology is called OLED, short for “organic light-emitting diodes,” and it works by firing an electrical current through different types of organic molecules to spark a chemical reaction that generates light. The nuts and bolts are here if you’re curious. If you’re not, you’ll probably want to click here anyway and see how just thin the set is and how sharp the contrast remains even at an extreme angle.
It uses less power than a normal set too, so expect this to get the fluorescent lightbulb treatment once it’s affordable enough that the greens feel safe to start regulating.
Ray Kurzweil’s been predicting for years that computers will eventually be embedded in clothing, eyeglasses, etc. Consider this a basic prototype of what the monitors will look like.