Here's an example of how it will affect you. Today, almost every piece of equipment uses an LCD screen. The months ahead will see a continuing transition from monochrome to color LCDs, usually with an increased pixel count and improved contrast ratio. Displays will be more readable from off-center angles, when wearing polarized sunglasses and in direct sunlight. The current increased production and accompanying reduction in the cost of large LCDs (13-inch and larger, measured on the diagonal) for TV and computer monitors will reduce the cost of displays used below deck. Screens with sufficient contrast, brightness and environmental protection for use on the bridge will, as today, command a premium price. LCDs used in the most challenging viewing conditions will continue to be expensive, often costing more than the remainder of the system whose data they display.