Here’s a post I wrote a few years back, but it’s more relevant now that people can see the prices of large flat screen displays dropping. We really aren’t that far from a day when they are inexpensive enough to replace a section or two of 4′ X 8′ gypsum wall board in a room or three. Along with that we’ve achieved more miniaturization of computers and reductions in power consumption. So picture a world where you wear your computer, and you display on the nearest wall.
Wonderwall is a sappy, smarmy love tune by Oasis, a representative sample of the inane lyrics below:
And all the roads that lead to you were winding
And all the lights that light the way are blinding
There are many things that I would like to say to you
I don’t know how
I said maybe
You’re gonna be the one who saves me ?
And after all
You’re my wonderwall
The song was pretty popular a while back because the lyrics were reasonably well-sung, but what is a “Wonderwall” in reality?
A few years beyond that there will be “pixelized fabric” and the computer technology to use it. It will change billboards and movie screens, but after that it will be cheap enough to coat the walls of your home with. Maybe just one wonderful wall to start.
So what will you put on your wonder-wall? Mine will be a real-time stream from the Niagara falls internet channel (trust me someone will create this,) with a full-time close-up of the Falls along with booming bass falls-thunder-sound to match the wall.