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->''"These keys say the Padré drove a Mercedes, or at least that's what they're passing off for a Mercedes these days. Modern cars, they all look like electric shavers."''
-->-- '''Marv''', ''Film/SinCity''

As TheAestheticsOfTechnology change, our [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture vision of the future]] [[{{Zeerust}} does, too]]. RaygunGothic gave way to CrystalSpiresAndTogas, in turn supplanted by UsedFuture and CyberPunk (and ''then'' all kinds of PunkPunk). [[TheNewTens At the time of this writing]], the most common style for the future is a mix of all of the foregoing, plus... well, the [[IProduct iPod (or the iPhone, or iPad, or any iOS)]].

Right now, being cutting-edge is all about plain black and white (maybe pastel colours if you're lucky), translucent plastic, smoothed edges, screens that slide and flip out, touch screens, unobtrusive buttons, minimalist advertising and displays, [[DesignStudentsOrgasm lights that come out of nowhere]] and catchy little chimes when the devices start up. And of course, it's all small and convenient. For current evidence, look no further than the success of the iPod and the iPhone ranges, and the [[{{Mac}} iMac]] style they were based on, their [[FollowTheLeader imitators]] and other things that have adopted the style, such as pretty much the entire range of the latest game consoles.

EverythingIsOnline, and physical data storage either consists of an equivalent of a USB thumbdrive or doesn't exist at all, considering that computers are so small and compact you can carry them anywhere and transfer data wirelessly. Interfaces are designed to be soothing, easy to use and colourful, and if intelligent they'll probably be [[StopHelpingMe annoyingly helpful]].

Of course, like every other "futuristic" visual style used in previous decades, this trope will probably be considered {{Zeerust}} after a while.

Contrast RaygunGothic, which is its opposite in a number of ways. See also HolographicTerminal and AsceticAesthetic. For when everything (in the future or otherwise) is actually made by Apple, see EveryoneOwnsAMac, as well as IPhony for direct parodies of Apple products.

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The eponymous robot from ''{{Heroman}}''.
* [[DoomedUpgrade Zero]] from the first ''{{Patlabor}}'' movie has some of this look about him. Which is quite impressive, considering Yutaka Izubuchi designed him in the late '80s.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* In the 2005 ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strip "The Flood" (the final Eighth Doctor strip), the monsters are far-future Cybermen, who have been redesigned to look like [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110720082636/tardis/images/thumb/d/df/Bowed.jpg/1000px-Bowed.jpg this]]. White? Check. Rounded, streamlined surfaces? Check. Glowy blue bits? Check.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' uses this to contrast Gru's classic MadScientist style villainy with the upstart, next-gen villain, Vector. Gru's base looks like something out of a ''Film/JamesBond'' film, Vector's looks like if Steve Jobs had designed an [=iFortress=].
* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'':
** EVE is basically a floating sentient [=iPod=] space probe that appears to be made mostly of curves, folds up neatly, and is packed with numerous features. Makes sense, since her character design was done by Jonathan Ive, who designed... wait for it... the [=iPod=].
** WALL•E himself, though his design is boxy and not sleek, makes a distinctive {{Mac}} start-up chime when he powers up, indicating that he probably runs on some form of UsefulNotes/MacOS.
** Everything aboard the Axiom and perhaps the exterior of the ship itself is indicative of this trope.
*** And as a rather cool bonus feature, AUTO (the autopilot) itself is [[TheCameo voiced by]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macintalk MacInTalk]] (Apple's old text-to-speech software).
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The headquarters of ''Film/MenInBlack'' consists of featureless, rounded shapes, from the egg-shaped furniture to the oval viewscreens.
** This is particularly amusing because the "Men In Black" organization is using technology built during the ''previous'' incarnation of this design style, the "space age" aesthetic of the early 1960s. It also shows up in ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' and the original StarTrek.
* The 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' reboot has a [[ProductPlacement Nokia system]] built into a vintage CoolCar. The new Enterprise itself is a mix of [[{{Zeerust}} stylistic throwbacks]] but the general design seems a lot smoother than remembered. It helps that the plain white and minimalism of the old series adapts fairly well.
** Nokia was enlisted to help design the communicators as well.
** It's probably worth noting that the Apple.com splash screen when the second-gen aluminium [=iMac=] was released had a frame from that movie on the [=iMac=]'s screen.
** In many ways the closest resemblance to anything from the original ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise was the look of the ship in ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', whose pastels and self-illumination now look ahead of their time. [[http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/tmp2/tmphd0388.jpg The uniform buckles]] [[HilariousInHindsight even look like iPhones or iPod Touches]].
** Ironically, the pop art bright colors in the Original Series make more sense as it prevents cabin fever among the crew.
** At the end of ''Film/{{Star Trek IV|The Voyage Home}}'', we very briefly see the NCC-1701-A ''Enterprise'''s bridge, which is just the STTMP bridge set [[http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/albums/tvhhd/tvhhd2278.jpg painted completely white with black touchscreens]], anticipating the iPod style in 1986. However, the design of the bridge would be significantly changed in ''Film/{{Star Trek V|The Final Frontier}}''.
** The first bridge set for the ''USS Excelsior'' used only in ''Film/{{Star Trek III|The Search for Spock'' is positively this style. Later variants of Excelsior-class bridges, including the ''Excelsior herself'', were replaced with less minimalistic bridge sets later on.
* The Starship Heart of Gold and Marvin the Paranoid Android in the film adaptation of ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''.
** The films artbook actually almost outlines this trope word for word. It also refers to how the designers wanted the titular guide to look like the ''previous'' generations iPod to the Heart of Gold's current gen model.
* In ''Film/Cube2Hypercube'', instead of something out of hell with dark shadows, visible circuit boards, spinning doorlatches and rumbling elevators, the environment of the new tesseract cube is almost user-friendly with all white surfaces and touch-to-open panels.
* The film ''Film/IRobot'' pulled this off in a TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture setting. The latest line of robots are mostly plain, slightly transparent white, with visible blue and red lights, and [[SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids very advanced]] (suspiciously so...). Even some of the other technology has a similar aesthetic; a security monitoring system consists of a thin strip of blue light.
%%* The shiny areas of ''Film/MinorityReport'' qualify.
* The Work Pods and the interior of the ''Discovery'' in ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', made in 1968. This inspired the design of the [=iPod=], hence the name. ("I'm sorry Dave, I can't play that...")
** Samsung has attempted using 2001's tablet-like devices as Prior Art to Apple's [=iPad=] in a patent struggle.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': This aesthetic style is very common, depending on the planet or area. High class has this aesthetics, low class has to settle for UsedFuture.
** Kamino, the [[SingleBiomePlanet rainy planet]] with the extensive cloning facilities. The facilities are almost completely white and smoothly curved, although according to background material, the inhabitants' eyesight is adapted to a spectrum of light closer to the ultraviolet part of the spectrum, meaning that the environment looks varied to them.
** Leia's ship that gets captured at the beginning of A New Hope.
* ''Film/{{Tron}}'', a film that takes place inside of a computer, uses this aesthetic, partly because of the limited CG technology of the time, but mostly because everything is supposed to look sleek and virtual. The video game sequel, ''[[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Tron 2.0]]'', modernizes it slightly. The film sequel, ''Film/TronLegacy'', is actually an interesting subversion -- when you consider that the OS that everyone uses was made by a hacker, it makes sense that all the computer use a Command Line Interface, making for something of a Linux future.
* The control room for the Arena in ''Film/TheHungerGames'' [[TheFilmOfTheBook adaptation]] has an Apple-like aesthetic. All the Gamemakers' desks look basically like giant iPads.
* ''Film/TotalRecall2012'' has lots and lots of touch screen technology to spare, while also mixing this with the darker, grittier style of traditional CyberPunk.
* The Bubble Ship from ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}'' in particular is a prime example, all sleek curves and shiny white surfaces.
** The drones are really '''really''' pissed-off iPods.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The Chee in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' are like this under their holograms-sleek ivory and steel androids that vaguely resemble two legged dogs. The Pemalite ship that powers them has a similiar look.
* In the ''Literature/TimeScout'' series, the tech is mostly normal. The incredibly expensive technology used by the time scouts is basically a battered tin/plastic case. Their satchels are regular battered leather satchels. In other words, averted.
* Hoffmann's offices in ''Literature/TheFearIndex'' is described like this, where everything is sleek, clean and minimalistic.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The TARDIS in ''Doctor Who'' can be thought of as a version of this, in its original 1960s incarnation. The original set designer, Peter Brachacki, gave it a sterile white feel covered in a regular geometric pattern of circles with hints of neoclassical architecture to make it look "timeless", rather than making it deliberately futuristic. Due to the low budget the control console in the middle of the room was covered with conventional buttons, dials, levers and switches (Brachacki's original concept called for controls moulded specifically to the pilot's hands), but the sterile white roundel-covered walls became iconic and continue to inform the design of the current TARDIS sets nearly 50 years on. Amusingly, attempts by subsequent less visionary designers to make the TARDIS look deliberately futuristic (especially with [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0d/TARDIS_console_1983.jpg the console design in the 1980s]], which looked like a giant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Micro BBC Micro]]) dated at alarming speed.
** That original circular design on the walls is a hugely-enlarged photo of a pill packet!
* Inverted on the DVD [[http://img.hotmoviesale.com/dvds/WAR-D73374D/1/The-Fresh-Prince-of-Bel-Air-Complete-Third-Season.jpg cover]] of the 3rd season of ''TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''. Will had an iPod in 1992?
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' used [[DataPad iPad-like devices]] (called [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/PADD "PADDs"]]) back in 1987. The goal was to save on the prop budget by using replaceable painted glass "touch screens" that could be updated to suit the plot, rather than designing a new machine with buttons and dials every time one was needed.
** However, in ST:TNG and subsequent ''Franchise/StarTrek'' shows, we frequently see characters' desks with [=PADDs=] [[http://trekcore.com/gallery/albums/picard/picard-padds.jpg scattered around on top of them as if they were sheets of paper]], instead of each crewmember having one PADD that they carry with them to do their work on.
*** One would imagine that instructing the computer to replicate another PADD with this, that and the other thing pre-uploaded would be easier than doing it manually, given how easily the computer seems to be able to accurately interpret vague vocal commands as the plot demands. Plus a pile of them on the character's desk better conveys the impression of them being swamped with work from subordinates or deep in study. Bonus points for [=PADD=]s ''piled on top of books''.
** The most frequently shown data storage medium is the Isolinear Chip which looks quite a lot like a USB thumb drive or flash memory card.
*** The original series of ''Star Trek'' had so-called "data tapes" that looked and were used like the 3.5in floppy disks of the 80s and 90s...
** The "[[http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/star-trek-predicting-the-future-since-1966.jpg Star Trek Predicting the Future]]" meme highlights a lot of this across the series.
* Despite ''ICarly'' being something of a rip-off of the 'iPod Generation', the actual tech they used is completely opposite. The "Pear" Pods are literally shaped like pears, they're very colourful, and their laptops avert the typical white Macbook colour scheme. The Pear "Pad" is a massively exaggerated version of the iPad that's about as big as most common LCD computer monitors.
* Series/{{Andromeda}} computers are rather like this.
* The interiors of Moonbase Alpha on ''Space1999'', and the Alphans' Rudi Gernreich-designed uniforms (particularly during the first season, when they were more unisex).

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[[folder:Music]]
* The spaceship appearing in the music video for [[MichaelJackson Michael and Janet Jackson's]] "Scream".
* The [[{{Robosexual}} lesbian robots]] in Music/{{Bjork}}'s "All Is Full of Love" video.
* The computers in the video for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNbF4N3_xgI Europa VII]]'' from La Oreja De Van Gogh, with a bit of RaygunGothic mixed in for variety.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* One of the aesthetics in ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'' is called "Pod People." The corebook mentions an editorial cartoon in a Genius-run magazine supposedly depicting the standard Pod People DeathRay: its description sounds like an iPod with its controls replaced by a single button labeled "KILL."
* The Tau Empire in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' combine this with CrystalSpiresAndTogas (at least [[EmpireWithADarkSecret on the surface]]).
* ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' fits this to a T with illustrations of computers looking almost exactly like twenty-first century ones. Justifiable in that after you have miniaturized past a certain level user friendliness, fashion and aesthetics will become a premium. Maybe you can someday put several terrabytes into a datadisk the size of a dime but a human still needs to interface with it comfortably, so it is hard to picture computers designed to communicate directly with a human instead of just another computer being smaller then a palmtop without being inconvenient. Wristwatch-sized computers, "datacloths" which seem to be flexible paper-thin screens, and perhaps myriads of other arrangements are available. However one of the most popular arrangements in Traveller from pictures and discriptions seems to be something that looks rather like an Amazon Kindle.
* ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' has this, because any object not physically implanted or worn has to be usable by everything from ordinary humans to uplifted squid. As a result, everything is palm-sized, made of smooth cream-coloured plastic, lacks corners or sharp edges, and more than likely doesn't even have buttons, since you can operate most things mentally.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'': Aperture Science product design borrows heavily from Apple, especially with the turrets. In fact, one of the turrets from ''Portal'' was used to represent a Macintosh computer in a "Steam for Mac" ad, with a ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' Sentry representing the PC. Continued in the sequel ''Videogame/{{Portal2}}''.
* The city in ''MirrorsEdge'' is like [[http://jollyjack.deviantart.com/art/How-to-play-Mirror-s-Edge-115382910 living in an iPod]].
* The entire city of Esthar in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' looks like an [=iMac=]: everything has a sleek, rounded design and is built in translucent jewel colors, primarily sky blue, bright pink, and green.
* The Gamecube game ''Videogame/{{PN 03}}'' takes place mostly in a colony that employs the Mac design philosophy.
* The shinier locales in ''Franchise/MassEffect'', like Illium or the Citadel, tend towards smooth white walls and blue {{Holographic Terminal}}s. Both of the Normandy ships also have a sleek, minimalist aesthetic in their interior.
* Terran ships and stations in the ''[[VideoGame/{{X}} X-Universe]]'' are an example of this in sharp contrast to both other races and Argon (human LostColony) ships which are instead [[IsoStandardHumanSpaceship gray, blocky and have more exposed machinery]].
%%* The Empire of the Rising Sun in ''[[Videogame/CommandAndConquer Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3]]''.
* Aeon technology in ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'' is like this, in contrast to the utilitarian UEF look or the Cyberpunk Cybrans.
* ''PuttPutt Travels Through Time'' predicted the future would take place on {{Floating Continent}}s, with teleportation being possible, having food makers for all living creatures, libraries where you could print your own stories, museums where calculators are ancient mathematics artifacts, and [[ArtisticLicenseEconomics there is no such thing as money.]]
* The Parasites from ''Videogame/GratuitousSpaceBattles''. Their ships consist entirely of white metal hulls with brightly colored, transparent accents, and sleek weapons.
* To "[[RevenueEnhancingDevices commemorate]]" the public-beta release of ''Videogame/LeagueOfLegends'' for the Mac, [[http://riot-web-static.s3.amazonaws.com/images/news/March_2013/03_01_2013_-_iBlitz_release/Blitzcrank_i_Splash.jpg iBlitzcrank]] was introduced.
* The near-future world of ''VideoGame/LostEcho'' features this trope both in- and out-universe, since the game is made for iPod and iPad.
* ''VideoGame/{{Simcity}}'''s expansion ''Cities of Tomorrow'' uses this design philosophy for its cleaner, more utopian structures. The dystopian ones are more [[SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty gritty]] in design.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* [[RobotBuddy Winslow]] in ''WebComic/QuestionableContent'' is basically a very large, self-aware [=iPod=] with arms, legs and a video-screen "face", supposedly made by Apple. His PC and Linux-based counterparts have somewhat more physical faces that can change expression.
* In ''WebComic/{{A Mad Tea-Party}}'', 200 years in the future, there are ipad-like things for breaking into cars and checking medical files on the internet.
* DomainTnemrot Tempest has a computer that looks and acts like an iPad. This is explained in the [[WordOfGod notes]] as most tech in the future being touch screen.
* In ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'', [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/10/17/not-for-internal-use/ the inside of Zenith Central evokes this aesthetic]], down to the egg chair-turned-escape pod CK and Nin Wah ride in on. Taken more literally earlier, [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/10/18/cliffhanger/ when the iKnow device is advertised through a parody of Apple commercials.]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''IlivaisX'' follows this design, with cities being futuristic bubbles held above the land, and the HumongousMecha typically being very sleek and advanced. The Avespias are the only units to even have any kind face, as the Ilivais prototypes have curved wedges with a sensor web, and the Espadas are piloted from within a shoulder-mounted sphere.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Parodied in a TimeTravel episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' where everything in the future is chrome. They even have guys who drive around in vans spraypainting everything that's not already chrome.
* SpaceshipGirl Aya in ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' is basically a humanoid EVE with emerald energy highlights. The ''Interceptor'' itself has the same design.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Most design aesthetic today leans toward this. Generally, most people like their technology to be sleek, clean, and minimalist. [[http://www.teslamotors.com/models Tesla's Model S]], which is due for production in mid-2012 is designed around the popular iPod sentiment; it even has pulsing [=LEDs=] to indicate charging state and a 17" touchscreen console explicitly based on the iPhone's interface.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOueYfrrSjw Nissan Cube]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c68V3z2tSjw Kia Soul]] also seem to be deliberately invoking this in their design.
* Bombardier Movia metro trains. [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cbqm1p3Iac0/SdMFUQkDz0I/AAAAAAAAITE/_Rz_7GudNik/s1600-h/BT-1503-BucharestHR.JPG Movia 346]] model looks most like an iPod Classic from the outside, down to the combination of stainless steel and white panelling, and [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_cbqm1p3Iac0/SdME323jQFI/AAAAAAAAIS8/1MhJVPfmSGw/s1600-h/BT-2459-BucharestHR.JPG the inside]] does not lag far behind.
** [[http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/ss12/SBS1988U/Trains/BT-PR-20081107-Singapore_Downtown_L.jpg The version for Singapore's upcoming Downtown Line looks even sleeker]], with the ridged metal paneling on the sides gone in preference for a smooth glossy white one. The headlights themselves have been streamlined into mere slits on the front.
** Compare Paris's old, busted [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Z20500lm.jpg Z 20500]] commuter trains with their sleek, clean and curvy [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Z50000_12dec2009_IMG_6183.jpg Z 50000 "Le Francilien"]].
* Mercedes-Benz [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bucharest_Citaro_bus_3.jpg Citaro]] series of urban buses. You can also have one in [[http://www.britishmodelbuses.com/Real%20bus%20pictures%20Large%20Images/Mercedes%20Benz_Citaro%20Articulated_Stagecoach%20in%20London_Large.jpg red]]. Or [[http://bus-and-coach-photos.com.s3.amazonaws.com/1628.jpg both]].
** The [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/965_Cars_Lacroix_Mercedes-Benz_Citaro_C2_Ligne_9503_Cergy-Pr%C3%A9fecture.JPG new Citaro]] is even more this Trope.
* [[http://strand-craft.com Strand Craft]] yachts. Not white, but [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney they will make one in white if you have the big bucks]]. And she comes with her own supercar.
* [[http://emea.skagen.com/ Skagen]] [[http://www.watchismo.com/skagen-watches.aspx Watches]]. [[http://www.skagen.co.uk/index.php?SCREEN=skagen_gents_steel&nCategoryID=33 Simplicity and understatement]] [[UpToEleven pushed to the extreme]], at least as much as the outer design is concerned.
* [[http://www.sudbrock.de Sudbrock]] furniture. Besides clean, light and airy looks, it's also [[http://freshome.com/2011/03/10/elegant-and-practical-furniture-collection-sentoselect-by-sudbrock/ adaptable]] to the room shape and many potential uses.
* [[http://www.benelli.it/it/prodotti/carabine-semiautomatiche/argo/argo-e-comfortech-black Benelli Argo Comfortech]] semi-automatic rifle is the iPod Classic of hunting: futuristic appearance, but innocuous enough to hide the fact it incorporates all technologies that could help to cancel recoil and steady the gun for accurate shooting, [[CrazyPrepared down to the exact composition of the rubber covering]].
* The {{Wii}} itself seems to be going for this kind of aesthetic.
** The WiiU takes it even further by ditching its predecessors' sharp edges in favor of rounded ones, and by having a touchscreen on the controller. Although it may be somewhat subverted now that the white model has been discontinued in favor of the black one.
* The {{Nintendo DS}} series seem to be going for this look [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nintendo-DS-Lite-Black-Open.png in]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nintendo-DSi-Bl-Open.png its]] revisions.
** Subverted by the latest version of the NintendoDS (the [=DSi=] XL), which is ''[[BiggerIsBetter bigger]]'' and marketed for it! Though it has bigger screens for the vision- and motor-impaired, it still folds smaller than the original GameBoy.
* Also compare the iPad, essentially an iPod touch with a screen that's twice as big in each direction but which may in fact be thinner. Or, as one critic wrote, a more powerful iPod Touch that can be used by people without the eyesight of an Air Force pilot.
* Deliberately averted by Microsoft with their design philosophy called "Metro"[[note]]named for the signage used by mass transit systems, not metrosexuality. (supposedly)[[/note]] that was first used in the user interface for the Zune HD and later fully fleshed out in Windows Phone 7[[note]]although elements of it date back to the "twist" UI used in Windows Media Center 2005 and earlier generation Zunes[[/note]] which eschews glossy, rounded icons for decidedly flat, square tiles and heavy [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} typography]], along with off-centered alignments and text that runs off the screen in order to aid in navigation through contextual clues to reduce the amount of excess UI elements. It is about as un-Apple as they could get while still being visually distinctive and functional - which was the goal.
** And now they are in the process of implementing the look across their entire product line ranging from the [[XboxThreeSixty Xbox 360]] Dashboard, to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p92QfWOw88I next release]] of Windows.
** Rather ironically, Apple started using the flat design elements rather than glassy/glossy ones for [=iOS 7=]. So while everything in the future may be an iPod, iPods themselves soon won't be.
** Microsoft played it straight with their view of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxPn4Eo0PRk 2020]].
* Many of the exhibits at the Sony Wonder Tech Lab in Manhattan, New York are designed this way.
* This is a common design for the new wave of trendy self-serve frozen yogurt shops that have been sweeping the US in the last few years.
* Subverted by ''ConsumerReports''' recommended stopgap fix for the Apple [=iPhone=] 4's "death grip" problem. Put [[DuctTapeForEverything duct tape]] on the case - UsedFuture [=iPhone=], anyone?
* The "Ceramic White" dashboard trim for the Chevy Volt. [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority The "Dark" alternative is only available if you order one of the leather upholstery options ($1000)]].
* The [[http://logitech.com/k750 Logitech Solar Keyboard K750]]. The front is paneled in glossy black plastic, with low-profile chictlet keys, while the back is a huge piece of smooth white plastic. The edges are rounded and the whole keyboard is just a third of an inch thick - or about two pieces of cardboard stacked together. It is in fact just a wee bit thicker than an IKEA mousepad.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cf7IL_eZ38 "A Day Made of Glass"]] commercial by Corning. 5 minutes of life in a world where nearly everything is either translucent or reflective, which makes it more like Everything Is Windows Aero in the Future.
* An early example was the Ford Sierra, when it first came out in 1982. It was the first of the Fords to sport the bulbous "aero look" and was so unique at the time, it was dubbed the "Salesman's Spaceship".
** The Ford Taurus followed in 1985, and the makers of ''Film/RoboCop1987'' were so impressed by the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture then-futuristic]] design that they purchased a fleet of Tauruses to use as police cars in the film.
* The [[http://www.westfield.com/ Westfield]] chain of gigantic shopping malls, in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, to the point that rather than standing out for their design, the Apple stores in them completely blend in to their waves-of-curved-sheet-glass aesthetic.
* Discovery thinks this trope [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-px4MAKREs here]]. It's a three parter about 2057, guess when this was made.
* QuestSoftware's series of Spotlight products, which are all monitoring tools, all use an interface designed not to look out of place on a screen from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.
* [[CaptainObvious And, of course, the iPod.]] And almost everything else by Apple.
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