Samsung notebook with transparent OLED display
Samsung is showing off a notebook prototype with a 14 inch transparent OLED display. When the screen is off, it’s up to 40% transparent. And when it’s on, you can clearly see the display, but you can also see right through it
As usual, this is a bit hindered by putting something very new, transparent displays in this case, into a very old format such as the screen on a notebook, but think differently about this and you'll quickly start to see LOTS of applications. As this transparent display technology becomes more common, imagine if:
- All displays were to have the option of being transparent; you want it you got it. Whatever % of transparency you want.
- this was used for the lenses into your eye glasses or sun glasses or contacts?
- this was used to create windows, windshields, doors, walls, floors
- this were implanted in a damaged eye
Objects in this screen are closer than they appear!
Take it out far enough, my kind of timeframes, and I wonder and ponder things like:
- What if every surface is a "display surface"? Either through the materials it is made of or what it is painted/covered with.
- What if we seldom see anything other than through a lens? (embedded or worn)
- What if the notion of a "display" goes away? What if we just look and see?
- What if we think about surfaces and loose the distinction of 3D vs 2D?
Again, if we are not equally fascinated and frightened I don't think we are paying attention! Ask more questions! Ponder What If?