In five years all glass screens should be gone. Admit it, nobody likes having big screens in their house and I’ve seen offices in which they ‘fight’ for the large screen on a skateboard, which people lock in their office because they need it the day after. Yes, it is time to move away from all those screens, keyboards, mouses and mobile phones. It is time to step back to beamers with motion sensors and to screens which are so thin that you can fold them. Luckily, these developments are progressing and are almost ready to swoop away our current static screens. Here are some cool technologies allowing us to do this:
Motion Sensors in Google Pixel 4
Don’t hold the phone is the slogan of the commercial for the Google Pixel 4. And while I don’t believe this device actually floats in the air (see video below), it does have motion sensors built in. That way you don’t have to touch the screen (remember, the static glass which will disappear in the coming years).
Now imagine this technology being integrated within a mini beamer or foldable screens. I see this as a technology which might replace the mouse or your touch. Combined with improved voice recognition you can also replace your keyboard and mouse.
The technology in Pixel 4 will be a perfect replacement for your finger and mouse.
A foldable screen in the Samsung Galaxy Fold
Another cool device which is expected is the Samsung Galaxy Fold. While I’m not convinced yet that their first version will change the smartphone market, it is a great step forward. This shows that companies are investing in foldable screens and that they are working to replace the static screens.
And yes, the first mobile phone was big and didn’t fit in your pocket, but years later it got thinner and smaller. But now people want to have it bigger. If you have a foldable screen with motion sensors and speech recognition, why would you need a laptop, tablet or big static screen?
Virtual reality and Augmented reality
Two years ago I stepped in a Sensory Reality Pod from Sensiks. This was incredible. Your eyes and brains are tricked by virtual reality, walking through a forest. But they did more, they also play with your other senses. You could feel the wind blowing in your face and smell the woods. In that story the forest caught fire and you could feel the heat on your skin and smell burning woods. This is something you should experience yourself to be blown away, but keep in mind this is two years ago. Imagine what we can do in five or ten years if you combine these technologies with each other.