My alma mater has been at it again.
Arizona State University’s Flexible Display Center and HP recently announced a prototype of a flexible lightweight computer screen that is created in a similar roll-to-roll manufacturing process as thin-film pv, These new computer screens are printed onto plastic sheets that are virtually indestructible, use less energy, and are less costly to produce than conventional screens. These new displays could potentially use up to 90% less materials by volume to produce as well.
Imagine unrolling an E-sized sheet on the hood of a pickup truck at a construction site with a wireless internet connection to Buzzsaw and having the workers build from the most up to date drawings. It can happen in our life time.
Keeping you abreast of other forms of human-computer interfaces (besides multi-touch screens) is alive in the lab.