Your Planet Sustainable?Your Tribe Harmonious?Your Life Vibrant?
Future Proof Ideas since 2005, by Erwin van Lun

Trend observations, analysis and future predictions since 2005

Monitor with Infrared sensor

This 22” monitor of Philips, Brilliance 225P1ES, has an integrated PowerSensor which basically takes the form of a infrared sensor that detect when you’re seated before the Brilliance 225P1ES or you just have walked away. As soon as you are away, it will step in to reduce the display’s brightness which will see up to a 50% reduction in power usage.

Future vision by Erwin van Lun

Although evevything seems to about energy saving these days, the underlying trend is much more fundamental: screens are now being equipped with sensors which will allow them to know whether there is sitting someone in front of them. Next, they’ll distinguish humans from dogs and cats and soon after they’ll recognize individuals and give only certain persons access to certain areas. The textual password codes of today, are evolving into ‘gesturing in the air’ tomorrow.

It’s not about our planet, it’s about our experience and the dialogue between brands and individuals. And a dialogue starts with recognition.

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World’s first Color e-paper mobile terminal

Fujitsu announced the start of consumer sales in Japan of the world’s first color e-paper mobile terminal, FLEPia, through Fujitsu Frontech’s online store “FrontechDirect”. FLEPia is the first ever mobile information terminal to feature color electronic paper (color e-paper). In addition to being lightweight and thin, the color e-paper mobile terminal features an easy-to-view 8-inch display screen capable of showing up to 260,000 colors in high-definition, in addition to being equipped with Bluetooth and high-speed wireless LAN.

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