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"One can see the free software movement as a precusor for a "free hardware" or "free wetware" movement--one that will provide free libraries of designs for biological or nanotechnological products that replicators can be programmed to churn out."
- Charles Stross

Metallic Display Scroll  
  A rollable video screen.  

Why carry around one of those bulky, inflexible tablets when you could just slip a display scroll into your pocket?

Loki slipped a hand in his jacket. "You might find some of my surveillance video interesting." He withdrew a metallic scroll and offered it to Philips.

She took the metallic scroll and pulled the twin tubes apart to reveal a glossy, flexible video screen already glowing with electrical energy…

Technovelgy from Freedom, by Daniel Suarez.
Published by Dutton in 2010
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The device could respond to user gestures taken from special gloves:

Loki pulled at the air with his gloved hand and froze the image…

Another wave of his hand and the image switched to a high-def video...

Compare to a larger rollable display, the poster tv from Larry Niven's 1976 novel A World Out of Time. See also the pocket-sized polycarbon phone screen from Idoru, a 1986 novel by William Gibson.

Also, recall the rollable map display, beautifully rendered in the 2000 movie Red Planet.


(Red Planet movie rollable map display)

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