black mirror be right back screen

How long before we get cool curved desktop screens like this one from Black Mirror?

In the Black Mirror episode “Be right back” we see the protagonist painting on a large digital screen which was curved towards the bottom. At the time, this was science fiction, but I wonder how long it’ll be before this is real.

I don’t mean the technology, I know we have touchscreens now, and even curved touchscreens, like the Samsung Edge phone. But everyone right now seems to be obsessed by mobile devices, and tablets. Meanwhile, larger desktop computers for work, for the people actually doing stuff (not consuming content, like the iPad is 90% useful for) aren’t in fashion right now.

black mirror touch screen

If you see someone doing work on a computer on TV, it’s normally on a laptop. A portable, sized laptop.

But what about the artists, who want nice big displays?

This one from Black Mirror seemed perfect. She also got to use proper art tools like pencils and brushes.

Anyway, I’m mostly posting this so that in the near future I can link back to it and go “SEE!!!”.

black mirror touchscreen from "be right back"

It’s also nice to see a computer interface in a TV show that actually looks useful. Not stupid holographic displays or transparent screens which would be a pain to focus on!