Due to integrated circuitry bezels, conventional touchscreens have been locked into a rigid design; that is, until the Sharp Free-Form Display was revealed. As its apt name suggests, its potential shape is unfixed and thus boundless. The Verge reports, "With Sharp's new tech, that circuitry is spread throughout the display, allowing for not only very thin bezels, but also a potentially infinite number of shapes."
Although currently focused on vehicle-focused designs, the Sharp Free-Form Display can be adapted for smaller devices. Opening up a range of possibilities in terms of design, the Japanese company has potentially changed the way people think of technology to date. Of course, stepping away from the traditional rectangular form to a round one, for instance, will require extensive software modification. Yet the Sharp Free-Form Display will inspire someone to take a stab at it.
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