LG has recently shown off a prototype of what is called electronic paper. It looks a whole lot like a piece of paper and it’s actually flexible like a piece of paper but it’s an electronic device that can be used to display text. If you see the video or pictures of people using it you’ll be blown away. It’s a TFT with metal foil layered over the top that allows it flexibility and durability while displaying the text. Imagine being able to read the paper or flip through a magazine without getting newsprint on your fingers or having to throw anything out.
The possibilities for electronic paper are endless and will go a long way towards helping the environment. Consider that there will be much less paper waste if this becomes widespread. Consider that more trees will stay up, filling the air with more oxygen and perhaps reversing some of the damage we’ve done to the environment. What a treat that would be.