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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, the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show.

And Corning demonstrated how advanced glass technologies are making all those trends possible.

The company’s CES® 2017 booth brought to life some of the technologies Corning first envisioned in the “A Day Made of Glass” videos. The prototype applications showed 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 transformed
  the driving experience
- A Fitness Mirror, which provided personalized feedback and customized workouts
- The Collaboration Hub for the Home, which enhanced communication and 
  increased productivity
- The Collaboration Hub for the Office, which facilitated the exchange of ideas and
  dissolved distances between colleagues

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

The exhibits immersed the participants in the glass-enabled experience – they created and shared videos on the collaboration tables, jumped over digital hurdles at the Fitness Mirror, and admired the free-flowing dashboard with customized content inside the Connected Car.

The booth extended 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.”