Seems like just round the corner a new malleable film like material may give product designer sand artists alike a new material with which craft their wares. This new material in a product could power itself and or if un-mechanical in nature power other devices.
- Think city based sculptures powering the street lights.
- Niche fashion design powering your ipod (generic mp3 player)
- An ipod product design powering... well itself..
The difference is that the product would not have visually unappealing solar cells, but have visually unseen green powering material as part of its actual make up.
The world could be cleaner, greener but still visually pleasing.