At our weekly lab meeting this past Friday, our research group conducted an exercise. We each spoke about examples from a possible not-to-distant future where screens had been replaced with less obtrusive technology.
Our goal in this process was to call out the things that had changed. There was only one rule:
Technology changed things not for the worse, but for the better.
In my example, the idea of owning physical products had become obsolete and products were instead sold seamlessly through a persistent augmented reality and computer vision interface.