One of the next Next Big Things in mobile – and indeed all of technology – is flexible displays, whether they're simply lending more durability or being balls-out bendy.
We were recently told that mass production of Samsung’s flexible AMOLED had been delayed till 2013, but in the meantime we have a lovely Samsung Display video to chew on, giving us a glimpse of a Minority Report-style future.
I say Minority Report in the flexible transparent touch technology sense. It’s not clear if crack teams will swoop in to prevent murders predicted by precogs.
Where was I? Ah, so this Samsung Display video, hosted over on the Tubes of You, shows how flexible technology might be adopted in future.
Among other things, we have a transparent alarm clock, a paper-thin edge-to-edge tablet-style newspaper of the future, some sort of car-based windscreen UI, and a bendy watch with a touch interface.
There’s also the interesting concept of having one card, and swiping to choose the relevant details when making payment. Kind of an extension of the contactless payment concept. Sort of.
Realistically it’ll be yeeeaaars before we get to that stage, but suddenly I’m looking forward to being an old boy.