If Paulette Prins' vision of the future is on target, future gadgets will be nearly indestructible, thanks to flexible screens and all-plastic chipsets. Prins, a Dutch researcher from Delft University of Technology, claims that plastic chipsets should be used in future tech cause they can absorb bounces, drops, and punches from the Incredible Hulk better than their silicon counterparts. So does this mean that all future phones/MP3 players will be rugged? As long as they don't look like this, I don't mind.
Cell Phones of the Future Could Survive Being Dropped [Live Science]