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Old March 25 2010, 05:02 PM   #1
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new technique promises cheaper mass production of flexiscreen displays

A flexi-screen in every pocket!

http://www.physorg.com/news188735764.html



Current flexible displays use a batch cookie cutter process for manufacturing. A new production method called Self-Aligned Imprint Lithography (SAIL) will streamline production and reduce cost.

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Flexible Display Center, at Arizona State University, hopes to have flexible displays ready for test trials in approximately three years. The possibilities of using flexible displays are endless and one day will be used in many portable devices such as e-readers, cell phones, and tablets.

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Old March 25 2010, 05:49 PM   #2
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Re: new technique promises cheaper mass production of flexiscreen disp

Used everywhere...? Like, Globally?
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Old March 25 2010, 06:59 PM   #3
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Re: new technique promises cheaper mass production of flexiscreen disp

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Used everywhere...? Like, Globally?

Hehe...I actually got that reference...
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Old March 26 2010, 02:49 AM   #4
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Would such devices be easier, harder, or about equivalent to bug than current electronics devices?
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Old March 26 2010, 08:26 AM   #5
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Re: new technique promises cheaper mass production of flexiscreen disp

Great... in a decade, grocery shopping is going to a lot more annoying.
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Old March 26 2010, 08:29 AM   #6
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Re: new technique promises cheaper mass production of flexiscreen disp

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Great... in a decade, grocery shopping is going to a lot more annoying.

Just wait until those annoying loud audio/video coupon dispensers start projecting 3D holographic salesman avatars & commercials into your retinas with lasers...
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Re: new technique promises cheaper mass production of flexiscreen disp

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Used everywhere...? Like, Globally?

Hehe...I actually got that reference...
That's the first thing I thought of, too! Before too long, we'll have digital displays on everything. The future is weird.
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Old March 29 2010, 07:32 PM   #8
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Re: new technique promises cheaper mass production of flexiscreen disp

Add to this multi-touch noted in the other thread, and you have something.

And I have just the name for it:

"M-Brane"

Here is a commercial. You show a papyrus rolled up, then the wooden-handled slate that folks had in one room schoolhouses, then a loose-leaf--then the flip open internet devices, then the I-Pad, then this device, and the caption reads:

"Scroll, tablet, notebook....notebook, tablet, scroll."
"M-Brane: the return of the scroll."
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Old March 30 2010, 06:57 PM   #9
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Publiusr,

So basically you're proposing replacing a chalkboard with a huge-ass flexiscreen?
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Old March 31 2010, 06:22 PM   #10
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Once they fix it where you can roll it up without damaging it, you can have the device we saw from Red Planet. Or use it on huge powersats to also serve as space billboards
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Old April 1 2010, 02:02 AM   #11
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Publiusr,

It's kind of ironic that thousands of years ago we used scrolls...
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Old April 1 2010, 03:14 AM   #12
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Great... in a decade, grocery shopping is going to a lot more annoying.
They might have a display/speaker on the shopping cart that reads RFID tags on your loyally card and tags in the merchandise or displays to remind you of the "values" as you push the cart around the store.

They might have to put a tracking device in the carts to recover the ones taken beyond the border of the parking lot though. Perhaps a GPS device could trigger brakes that would lock the wheels when the carts are taken to the edge of the lot.
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