Time-waster of the day: February 8, 2012

Remember when Disney Channel’s Get a Clue displayed the futuristic concept of video chatting with friends? Remember when Gameboy went from black and white to color? Remember when we read books on paper? Allow technology to blow your mind – again.

Corning, the producer of Gorilla Glass, a material that is less fragile than other glass and used in Apple products, has produced a video of what our future could look like. Last year’s rendering had 17,000,000 hits on YouTube. This year’s clip shows a Clueless-reminiscent closet, energy-efficient roofing and a classroom in which pen and paper have been rendered obsolete. Mind. Blown. Just one question:

How do they suggest keeping all of these glass touch surfaces fingerprint-free?