Bendable Computing – the future of computers

So cruising my favorite Science News site tonight I stumbled on what is being dubbed the future of computers.  Especially in regards to smart phone technology I can see this coming fast, but then doesn’t all the tech come fast these days?

A group has developed a flexible phone that duplicates the myriad of features that a smart phone has, though it adds another way to interact with the device in that you can bend it in a variety of ways and you can program the response the phone will have to these various bends.  Here is the link to the article on Science Daily which first caught my eye.

Here are a couple of videos from You Tube that show off the tech.  I can’t help but think the arm mounted one is the start of Shadowrun type arm computers.  Another step closer to Shadowrun being our reality, what Corp will you work for?

Snaplet: A Flexible E Ink Wristband Computer That Senses Its Shape by Human Media Lab

Paper computer shows flexible future for smartphones and tablets by Human Media Lab