The future of Corning's Gorilla Glass, and more, outlined in an awesome video
posted by Daniel P. / Mar 16, 2011, 10:08 AM
This might be the most watched corporate video ever, with 9 million views already, and you can't blame the viewers, the application scenarios seem endless. The world's leader in specialty glass and ceramics is having a field day with all the touchscreen smartphones and tablets it has to protect now, and it envisions a very bright future for its glass-made wonders in the video below.
The handheld part starts at about 1:30 into the video, but the whole of it is worth seeing, despite the fact that mankind will never be able to deploy this technology everywhere. One can dream, though. In the second video Corning talks a bit of the science behind Gorilla Glass, and demoes its endurance compared to regular glass.
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Wow, if only things were this cool. Too bad our country is up to the eyeballs in debt. We couldn't afford all that technology.
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 10:49 AM 2
everything in the first video is possible now. it's just a matter of cost. you would have to be Bill Gates to have it implemented lol. Gorilla glass. . . the Xoom has it the iPad 2 doesn't lol. . . yet another hardware "spec/innovation" apple left out of it's prized device.
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 11:04 AM 1
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Gorilla glass is awesome. And I hail from the Corning area for my upbringing. The people involved with the company are so proud of the work they do. GO CORNING! Side note: the formula for Gorilla glass was actually rediscovered; it was originally discovered back in like the sixties, but shelved, I think due to cost. And now look at it!
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 2:32 PM 1
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Gorilla Glass on the Captivate has been fantastic - phone screen always looks so shiny and I do not waste money buying screen protector as my phone screen NEVER gets scratched. Hopefully, no gorillas were harmed in its production :-)
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 3:23 PM 1
see, this is the type of crap to where if im having an "intimate" moment with someone, everythings going great until my grandma calls me from a HUGE glass screen in front of my bed. Geez Grams! stop c***-blocking!!! but atleast people who make Windex would be GAZILLIONAIRES!!!
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 4:06 PM 1
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Gorilla glass is over-rated to be honest. They say its tough, well sure it is, but i'll remain a dis-believer until they can develop a glass that can actually withstand a 0.5m fall. The gorilla glass in my Samsung Galaxy S was a total fail. Even with a screen protector on the front it couldn't hack landing face down on my timber floors in my house. Cracked the screen from side to side. Bring on Asahi Glass baby.
posted on Mar 16, 2011, 11:25 PM 3
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Gorilla Glass is possible to scratch. My old DROID X had a scratch on the screen. I put a Invishield over it and the scratch didnt show up after that. I mainly put shields over my phone screen to help prevent smudges and finger prints, less so much on actual scratches. But I think it's very difficult to actually crack it. The iPhone's screen is completely opposite of that.
posted on Mar 17, 2011, 10:34 PM 0
Yes even I saw one video which was demonstrating using nail, but it scratched the screen. So I do not trust the Gorilla Glass.http://www.whatisguide.net/011
posted on Apr 07, 2011, 12:12 PM 0
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