In 2011, Corning Incorporated shared its vision for the near future in “A Day Made of Glass.” The video captured the imagination of millions with a glimpse into how glass, partnered with companion technologies, will help shape our everyday lives.
Today the story about a more connected world continues with “A Day Made of Glass 2.” This video is still a day made of glass, but it expands Corning’s glass innovations into a few different places and applications.
Set on the same day, “A Day Made of Glass 2” follows the same futuristic family as they journey through their day, but instead focuses on the father and two daughters. As the characters work, learn, and play, the applications for specialty glass extend into the classroom, hospital, and home of the near future.
Glass is the essential material enabling this new world. The displays and touch surfaces of the future will require materials that are tough, yet thin and lightweight; that can enable complex electronic circuits and nano functionality; that can scale for very large applications, and that also have a cool, touch-friendly aesthetic.
The real-time information also depends on communications networks with massive bandwidth capacity – meaning new opportunities for Corning to apply its optical communications expertise to customers’ tough challenges.
Corning’s advancements in sleek, flexible, touch-sensitive, and damage-resistant glass materials are the solution for not just the near future, but today. The company is engaged in research and partnership opportunities that will help make the vision in both videos a reality.
As Corning continues to develop materials and glass components that will help enable a more connected world, we realize that our vision might also bring up a few questions.
To help answer those, a video titled, “A Day Made of Glass 2: Unpacked” was created. In this special version of the video, a host revisits each scene from “A Day Made of Glass 2” and further explains what Corning believes is possible today and what is still being developed.