Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in The Shape of Things To Come
by H.G. Wells
Interesting film produced by Alexander Korda and directed by William Cameron Menzies, based on H.G. Wells' 1933 novel The Shape of Things to Come. The film starts in 1940, when another world war has completely destroyed humanity's industrial base; most people don't even remember what civilization was like. Eventually, a futuristic society builds underground cities showing great technical progress. Wells was at the height of his personal fame at that point, and personally supervised every aspect of the film.
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Mitsubishi Aurora Vision LED Screen And H.G. Wells
Enormous public high definition screen predicted by H.G. Wells seventy years ago.
Transparent TV From Active Inc (And H.G. Wells)
This looks like a great product - H.G. Wells would be very glad to see it, having thought of it seventy years ago.
HIPerSpace Offers Highest Display Resolution
The engineers at UCSD are at it again, creating the world's highest resolution display.
3G Watch Phone From LG Electronics
Remarkable technology from LG electronics promises to bring video to a wrist near you.
Samsung Transparent OLED Display And H.G. Wells
As shown in H.G. Wells' 1936 movie Things to Come - here's your transparent display. They could be a bit larger... With video.
Transparent OLED Display Gets Bigger
H.G. Wells knew futuristic cool stuff when he thought of it - and now, you can look at a real-life prototype.
Samsung Transparent OLED Laptop
Very cool demonstration video; I'm still trying to figure out what I would do with a transparent screen laptop. Other than make sure I kept the keyboard clean.
Samsung 19 Inch Transparent AMOLED Display
Will those open laptops on conference room desks be less of a barrier if their displays are transparent?
Samsung Transparent Smart Window
HG Wells also had an idea like this, or was it Frank Herbert?
Transparent Smartphone Prototype From Polytron
See through this future phone in a video.
Puls 'Smart Watch' Replaces Your Cell Phone
I think this is a really interesting device, and I haven't heard very much about it.
Samsung's Transparent Display Finally As Big As HG Wells'
Did I mention that HG Wells also figured out that 16x9 is the shape for a TV to have.
Transparent OLED TV By Panasonic
It's the look of things to come.
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