When discussing the topic of keeping things simple or moving towards complexity, often times you will get very mixed opinions. Personally in my theory, if we are not moving towards complexity are we making any progress? With out complexity and the need for more complexity there would not be no new innovation. Mike Elgan’s article title “I have seen the future and it is made of glass” perfectly describes new innovative products that are pushing the envelope in terms of complexity.
One specific product in this article that really hounded complexity and is an innovative way to use the material of glass, is Apple’s idea of curved glass. When this article was written at the end of April of 2012 Apple had just sent in a patent for this curved glass. The idea is that Apple wants to use this curved glass in its products and stores, and this means the iPod and iPhone would no longer have straight glass screens, but curved glass screens. I thought to myself, is this really necessary, no it is not, but as a society and world we should always be hoping for new, innovative, and more complex objects to be introduced, that is the only way we can ever move forward.
Another interesting product mentioned in this article is, wearable glass. Google has developed these special glasses which are constructed of glass and mirrors. With these glasses computer images are bounced of the eye and then displayed in the air. These glasses allow a person to take pictures by BLINKING! That to me is utterly amazing, and proves what amazing things can be done when pushing for complexity and innovation.