We’ve seen paper-thin displays before, but what about paper-thin computers? A new paper computer could change the way our gadgets are made and the way we interact with them. Or not. You know how these things usually go, but it’s still pretty damn cool.

The paper computer acts like, well, a paper-thin computer. You can interact with it by bending it, flipping corners like you would when turning pages in a book and you can write on it with a pen. But it’s not just a standalone computer:

The smartphone prototype, called PaperPhone is best described as a flexible iPhone – it does everything a smartphone does, like store books, play music or make phone calls. But its display consists of a 9.5 cm diagonal thin film flexible E Ink display. The flexible form of the display makes it much more portable that any current mobile computer: it will shape with your pocket.

Being able to interact with the paper computer, as well as store large documents and amounts of data on them, would eliminate the need for a lot of things — namely killing trees. But it may also give us much thinner devices that would seem practically weightless compared to today’s gadgets. Oh, to dream.

Check out the video below to see the magic.


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