a4 display Philips presented an A4-sized colour electronic paper. A paper-thin and bendable viewing panel. "This represents the next generation in display technology," Chung In-Jae, chief technology officer and executive vice-president, said in the statement. So, does this mean the paperless society is further away then ever or right around the corner? It is kinda corny they made it A4 size (to make it fit in your printer?). One great thing about this 'electronic paper' is that it only consumes power when the image changes on the display. I also like the fact that it -as it seems- is a passive display, meaning that it is reflecting instead of emitting light (It shoudn't give you the feeling you're looking into a lightbulb, like reguar displays and will automatically adjust to the environmental lighting conditions). I believe that once affordable it could lead to many interesting 'information decoration' type of products. Via: Bright. Related post: E-paper.

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  • Yes please go do ahead and write a post about digital graffiti... I am to busy painting the streets.

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    AWESOME STUFF ### OWNED turn it into a topic--> this too must be next nature somehow ;)

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  • http://graffitiresearchlab.com/ especially the led throwies are nice of course.: http://graffitiresearchlab.com/?page_id=6

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  • yeah! digital graffiti is totally next nature.. I have seen a few projects on this already. Should be easy to dug them up... will look.

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    This could be interesting: E-FFITI --> (epaper = graffiti) Empty posters in the city that can be updated by everyone passing by. :D

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  • By the way.. why is it just =A= and me commenting? Come on you lurkers! participate in the brainstorm!!!

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  • Train tickets are a nice idea! Could also be used to make a chipcard that shows how much money is on it.

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    And how about never buying train or bustickets anymore?! Simply scan your E-paper-travelling-card to the loading dock on the platform; state your destination, verify and jump in the train, bus or robo-taxi ready to depart. :D

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  • Shopping bags that display what you need to put in them are nice.

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    When I go to the supermarket, I want my refrigerator to communicate with my shopping-bag so I won't have to write a list.

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    When it starts raining, I would like my umbrella to show me the weather forecast.

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    I'd like to read the news on the truck in front of me in a traffic jam.

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  • Let me start: I'd like an E-wallpaper in my room. That can be redecorated depending on my girlfriends mood.

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  • Added it Arnoud. Nice discussion at that other post! Anyone cares to start a brainstorm about the opportunities of e-paper?

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    related post: https://nextnature.net/research/?p=246

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