A wonderful video by the folks at Corning. They make the Gorilla Glass (amongst other things) which is used on Zune HD, iPad, Surface 2.0 and many other devices.
"Corning Incorporated is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences."
You can see some of the similarities in the Productivity Future Vision from a couple of years ago. Meanwhile, Microsoft Research projects like LightSpace and the work of the Applied Sciences Group at Microsoft hint at how this future becomes reality.