Within Google there is a mysterious sub division called Google X where top secret projects are undertaken. This lab is tasked with founding science-fiction like solutions for everyday problems. Sounds ominous, doesn’t it? But fret not, there’s not much taking over the world type projects happening in this lab. In fact, one of their more recent developments was Google’s Project Loon where the tech giant is looking to provide a viable solution to the lack of internet access in a lot of emerging markets and developing countries.
But why open with that? Simply because, according to the Wall Street Journal, the secret division of Google is looking to develop technology which will allow for screens that snap together like LEGOs. This project is led by Mary Lou Jepsen, one of the initial co-founders of the One Laptop Per Child initiative. She’s now the head of the display division of Google X.
The project looks to address one of the biggest woes of using a multi display setup – getting a seamless image. If you’re an avid gamer, work in design or even work in video editing, this would undoubtedly be the bane of your existence. The bezel on the current generation display albeit slim and minimal still pose the biggest hurdle with the development of this kind of technology. The bezels or borders, more often than not, end up breaking the display or image into smaller portions. The only alternative to this is having a gigantic LED panel. The Wall Street Journal aptly notes this.
According to The Wall Street Journal, “The project remains at an early stage and has been kept secret, even within Google, partly because the technical challenges are as large as the planned screens”.
It’ll be interesting to see what the team over at Google X will come up with. But if there’s a team you’d want working on it, it’s Google X. If the team can come up with a solution which will allow for screens to be attached to one another like LEGOs it’ll be a immediate hit with both consumers and companies who use this everyday.
So what do you think about having a LEGO-like display? Would you want to buy one?