What if you could email a vase? Or shake hands with the person you are skyping with! The computer monitors of the future will be 3-dimensional and nothing will be the same again.
Today's monitors are flat and contain light-sensitive pixels, but in spite of the visual sensations they offer us, they are still only one-dimensional. But now researchers at Tangible Media Group have managed to design a monitor that is almost like a table of living clay that can convey real shapes. The monitor could even theoretically simulate a handshake between people on Skype... Sounds like science fiction? Not really, advances are being made faster than we can ever imagine. Researchers at Tangible Media Group are convinced that these types of monitors will be commonplace within 10 years.
"There are so many benefits. Today's monitors make us passive. We sit still for hours and just stare right at them, but in the future we will interact with them in an entirely different manner. We will be able to feel, touch and hug shapes that are sent to us by email. Anything is possible," says researcher Daniel Leithinger.
A development we at Kinnarps are watching with excitement.
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