Reminiscent of an episode of “The Jetsons,” Corning Inc.'s booth at the Consumer Electronics Show showcases how its glass might soon make home appliances, driving and shopping just like an episode of the classic cartoon set way, way in the future.
LAS VEGAS | Reminiscent of an episode of “The Jetsons,” Corning Inc.’s booth at the Consumer Electronics Show showcases how its glass might soon make home appliances, driving and shopping just like an episode of the classic cartoon set way, way in the future.
CES 2016, the world’s largest tech show, gets underway today in Las Vegas, and it will feature the latest gadgets, including self-driving cars, personal assistant robots, smart TVs and home appliances, and much, much more.
This year, Corning Inc. is displaying updated versions of the glass technologies it imagined in its 2011 promotional video, “A Day Made of Glass,” which got more than 25 million hits on YouTube.
At Corning Inc.’s booth, the thousands of visitors at CES 2016 can “get behind the wheel of the ultimate connected car console”; shop at an interactive, touch-powered retail storefront; check out “connectivity hubs” for the kitchen, office and home; and “collaborate with friends and colleagues at the speed of touch across an interactive surface,” according to the company.
The products imagined by Corning Inc. will use Gorilla Glass and the company’s other advanced glass technologies.
The company’s glass can be used in “innovative technologies that enable more connected, interactive, and customizable lifestyles,” said Jeffrey Evenson, Corning’s senior vice president and chief strategy officer, in a news release Tuesday.
Asked how soon some of the products might actually hit the market, Corning Inc. spokesman Joe Dunning released the following statement:
“Our goal with this exhibit was to show what’s possible today, and all is enabled by our advanced glass technologies. Corning does not make the end products, only the glass that brings them to life. It is our hope that others will be inspired by our vision, and that products such as these will be available very soon. Our intention is to inspire others in the relevant supply chains to make prototypes such as these commercially available.”
About 2,000 companies will be reportedly be showcasing their products at CES 2016, and attendance is estimated at 175,000.