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Wishing for a Day of Glass

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IN 2011, I HEARD Steve Litchfield talk knowingly about Nokia phones with Gorilla Glass and I discovered Corning sharing its vision in “A Day Made of Glass.” I became convinced that glass will shape our everyday lives, just as Minority Report predicted.

Today the Gorilla Glass story continues with “A Day Made of Glass 2.” This video is still a day made of glass, but it expands Corning’s glass innovations into a few different places and applications. It definitely affects the world in which my two young children will live, learn and work.

Corning set its follow-on video on the same day as the narrative "follows the same futuristic family as they journey through their day, but instead focuses on the father and two daughters. As the characters work, learn, and play, the applications for specialty glass extend into the classroom, hospital, and home of the near future."

At my wake, I expect every part of my life will be displayed. A lot of who I am will be registered in an open database, most safeguarded in Ancestry.com's cloud, and easily touchable for generations who follow. And who knows, maybe the whole of me will be inside one handheld touchscreen--images, voices, and shaky videos.

I know Gorilla Glass is here to stay. And because of its awesomeness, I wonder why Apple hasn't tried to integrate Gorilla Glass across all of its product lines.


Corning -- A Day Made of Glass 2, 2012

Watch at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZkHpNnXLB0&feature=youtu.be

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