Are Magic Mirrors in Our Future?

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We aren't too far off from having any surface in our homes converted into a "smart" surface. Even now, between smart phones, touch screens, Kinect body scanning, and interactive motion technologies we are already halfway there.

We have seen this sci-fi technology in movies from Snow White to Iron Man over many decades, and now it is on its way to becoming a reality.

"The leading U.S. innovator in glass for consumer electronics, Corning, has developed a technology that enables it to manufacture flexible glass as if it were printing wallpaper. The flexible glass will be used as a computerized touch surface, theoretically turning any surface -- from refrigerator doors to countertops to entire walls -- into smart-touch displays that function like iPad devices. This glass will have the moisture permeability, temperature tolerances and clarity of glass but the flexibility and low cost of plastic."

These magic mirrors will be like reflective iPads that can be customized to any size that will use voice, gesture and touch for control. This technology is already being introduced in malls as virtual dressing rooms. In the future your full length mirror will act as a place to "try on" clothing in your home before you purchase it over the internet. You will be able to read the news, check your email, respond to social media, and/or watch a movie while you are getting ready in the morning. Talk about multi-tasking, jeez!

Are you ready for this next techno wave?

For More Information: Magic Mirrors Emerge From Fairy Tales via Houzz

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