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Tokyo Museum Set To Unveil Interactive OLED Globe

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo will present an OLED geo-cosmos. The Geo-cosmos was designed to display images of the Earth taken from a meteorological satellite, and includes cloud formations and storm patterns. The globe measures six meters around and has a resolution of approximately 10 million pixels, spanning 103,620 PMOLED (Passive Matrix OLED) panels, each measuring 96 sq mm.

The OLED globe is scheduled to be revealed on June 11th, as it continues to hang from the ceiling. I have no doubt that there will be people to capture the moment on high definition video.

At the moment, this contraption is one of its kind and probably way too expensive to mass-produce. Maybe in ten or twenty years, we might see a smaller, scaled version of this at a price that would be somewhat affordable to mainstream consumers.

How much would you be willing to pay for a bright, interactive globe, that displayed storm patterns and cloud formations? A couple hundred dollars, or a couple thousand? It’s difficult to estimate what a smaller version of these OLED globes would cost, but I’d imagine it’d be on the higher side, assuming that the weather information is supplied from a database.


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