Samsung’s Digital Window at CES

Of all the interesting things to come out of CES this year, Samsung’s digital windows takes the cake- if only for personal reasons.

When designing my Futureward project, I often had to assume that some pretty wild stuff will be developed in the next 10-15 years. And pretty often, I’d fell guilty about those making those assumptions, because might drive the project from the realm of responsible design into the realm of science fiction. Chief among those assumptions was the ability to windows that were touch sensitive, embedded with screens and dimmable for privacy.

Displays embedded in glass room doors

So, imagine my surprise when I saw this gem turn up last week:

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from FW, it’s that the rate at which the future is unfolding in front of us will always, always surprise you.