News: Wicked Cool Futuristic Roll-Up Screen (Thickness of a Human Hair!)

Wicked Cool Futuristic Roll-Up Screen (Thickness of a Human Hair!)

Sony has developed an ultra-thin, flexible OLED screen, capable of wrapping tightly around an object as narrow as a pencil (a diameter as small as 4mm, to be exact). The full-color display is 80-microns-thick (or 80 millionths of a meter- that's the size of a human hair!). 

Wicked Cool Futuristic Roll-Up Screen (Thickness of a Human Hair!)

What I want to know is... why can't the iPad roll around a pencil?

Do not miss the demonstration video below.

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What are the practical applications for something like that i wonder?

not sure... i did read a blurb regarding that in the NYT:
"potential of flexible screens that could possibly replace your wallpaper or make it possible to go camping with a foldable television.." turns out these ideas are not yet applicable, though. check it out - http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/26/sony-showcases-new-rollable-flexible-screen/

Fabric television, i dunno. Outside of being a neat spy gadget, it just seems like a gimmick product. But I have been wrong before.

how about invisibility cloak? you can put oled on the left, rigt, front and back side of a vehicle and set one camera on each side and there you have it :)

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