The plastic electronic newspaper has gone from concept to reality in the last year. A scientist at Cambridge University tried replacing the silicon chips we use in most screens (think iPhone) with plastic. The result is a lightweight and super durable screen.
It seems like color is more like black & white on these devices but that’s what most books and newspapers look like anyways. PlasticLogics in Dresden, Germany is working on developing the device which would carry the latest newspapers, magazines, books and documents for its user; like an iPod for your text documents.
Some future uses for this plastic technology may include interactive product labels for food and medicines, slap-bracelet-style internet, screen integrated clothing and even internet-enabled contact lens.