The Future of Screens, Circa 2014

The ever-impressive Swedish interface gurus The Astonishing Tribe just posted a new video envisioning what kinds of screens we'll be using in the year 2014. They stretch fluidly and share seamlessly, and I want to use them right now.

The group thinks we're on the verge of a screen Renaissance:

Screen technology is now taking the next leap and the coming years imagination is the only thing stopping us. We will soon have dual screens, malleable screens, screens built into wifi connected mirrors, desks or backside of gadgets clothed with e-ink screens, tactile feedback, color screens with great contrast in sunlight, holographics/stereoscopic screens, color e-ink touch screens, or screens actually knowing where they are in relation to other screens thanks to ultrasonic emitters and microphones.

This video doesn't show any interfaces or products that are actually slated to come to market; rather, it's TAT's vision of where the industry is heading. I like it! And I eagerly anticipate my iPad Stretch. [TAT]