Integrated Viewing Surfaces

Telephones used to be large and heavy compared to today’s phones. They used to have handsets, cords and large rotating dials to enter numbers. Today, they are small, light, cordless and respond to voice interaction.

Our viewing screens used to be large, heavy and came in box-like cases. They had antennas, got power from cords to wall sockets, and used rotating dials for control input. Today, they are small, light, cordless, and respond to voice interaction.

In the future, our viewing activity will encompass a hybrid combination of contact lenses, glasses/goggles, projected images, and images displayed on surfaces that have integrated display technology embedded into them. Wall and furniture surfaces, clothing and other fabric, paper, plastic, and composite surfaces will all be able to display images using embedded electronics.

In some cases, an entire wall panel will used as a large screen. In other cases, contact lenses and/or glasses/goggles will display information as an overlay, or augmented reality. Using both lenses and goggles, or both lenses/goggles and surfaces will allow creating depth perception, enabling 3D displays. Using lenses, glasses/goggles, and surfaces provides three distinct layers of information with more possible by utilizing the 3D aspects. A background layer can provide a static background or primary live feed, while foreground layers can provide overlays of information to enhance the background or add information.

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