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CES® 2017

The Glass Age Meets CES® 2017

Hot technologies, inspiring innovations become real when Corning puts glass to the test

Smart cars, augmented reality, the ever-growing Internet of Things – these are among the most pervasive trends on display at the world’s biggest tech show, 2017 Consumer Electronics Show.

And Corning is demonstrating how precision glass is making all those trends possible.

The company’s CES® 2017 booth brings to life some of the technologies Corning first envisioned in the “A Day Made of Glass” videos. The prototype applications show how advanced glass technologies can completely transform the experience of everyday activities – like driving or working out.

Among the attractions:

- The Connected Car, a glass-enabled concept vehicle that transforms
  the driving experience
- A Fitness Mirror, providing personalized feedback and customized workouts
- The Collaboration Hub for the Home, enhancing communication and 
  increasing productivity
- The Collaboration Hub for the Office, facilitating the exchange of ideas and
  dissolving distances between colleagues

Corning worked with design firm and systems integrator Stereolize to create the exhibit prototypes and the custom interfaces that support them.

The exhibits immerse the participants in the glass-enabled experience – they can create and share videos on the collaboration tables, jump over digital hurdles at the Fitness Mirror, and admire the free-flowing dashboard with customized content inside the Connected Car.

The booth extends Corning’s visionary Glass Age campaign, inspired by the notion that materials have transformed society and culture. 

“Glass is arguably one of the most transformative materials in history,” said Dr. Jeff Evenson, Corning senior vice president and chief strategy officer, in a kickoff presentation.

Glass innovations, he noted, have spawned revolutions for many centuries.

The telescope expanded humans’ understanding of the universe; glass lenses and picture tubes created major shifts in popular culture; and optical fiber formed the backbone of the Internet, ushering in a new era of communications.

Today, glass is gaining importance in a broad range of industries as innovators recognize the unique properties of glass and the role it can play in solving tough challenges.

“In fact,” Evenson said, “we believe glass components will be as vital to the next 50 years as silicon components have been to the last 50 years.”