This technology pertains to the development of both circuitry with integrated circuits, and display technologies, that are paper thin, such as layers of materials that include the circuitry, battery, and display for a tablet, phone, or computer. The purpose would be that you could store more of them in a limited amount of space, or you could have the ability to bend them a limited amount. The display would can display just as bright and sensitive as today’s screens on phones, tablets, and computers – they would just be thinner. It is likely that this technology will be developed in around 2030 or later, based on the size of computing devices becoming smaller, faster, and cheaper over certain periods of time based on Moore’s Law. Limited capabilities of systems now exist with this technology, already.
- Patrick R. McElhiney
- Information Technology (IT)