Remember in The Ring, when the creepy girl from the video crawled through the TV directly into the guy’s living room? We hate to break it to you, but that type of occurrence is much closer to becoming a possibility… sort of but not really. This week, Samsung unveiled the world’s first stretchable touchscreen display and, well, science fiction is closer to our world more now than ever (via Mashable).
The 9.1-inch “dynamic stretchable AMOLED display” is just a proof of concept at the moment, but the model shown at the Society for Information Display (SID) in Los Angeles this week was working well enough to show that the technology is the real deal. The screen is capable of stretching inwards out outwards of 12 millimeters, giving it a total range of 2.4 centimeters.There’s a lot to be excited about here. Aside from thinking of ways you could use a curved screen (Mashable thinks that video game elements causing the screen to bump in or out could be neat, and we agree), a more flexible phone screen could possibly lead to stronger screens that are less prone to denting or scratching. Then, once the technology becomes more advanced, perhaps we could even be able to stretch the screen to make it larger. This sounds farfetched, but now it doesn’t seem like we can say it’s not in the cards anymore.
What other potential uses can you come up with for a stretchable screen? Leave a comments below and let’s speculate about what the (hopefully) not-too-distant future could hold.
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