Wallpaper televisions that can be rolled up are only a few years away from being sold in the High Street, according to an expert in nanotechnology.
Professor Tony Ryan, who was in the Midlands to explain the latest developments in the cutting-edge science, claimed they already existed.
Prof Ryan, from the University of Sheffield, visited Malvern Girls' College to give a lecture as part of National Science Week.
The professor of chemistry aimed to explode a number of myths linked with nanotechnology, such the ability to use self-propelled micro-robots to treat disease in humans.
But, Prof Ryan insisted a domestic technological revolution was on the horizon.
"In the future, rather than buying a television you plug into the wall, it might just be a roll or wallpaper," he said.
"You could rewire your house with wallpaper and there would be a patch of it that could be a television screen.
It is using printing processes to provide a medium where the molecules that emit light, that do the computer tasks can be manipulated out of plastic.
"That is one area that the consumer will see nanotechnology make a difference pretty quickly."
Prof Ryan said the nanotechnological revolution might take some time to filter through, but he claimed it was inevitable.
"The ipod, it is an icon of modern technology," he said.
"The hard-drive disk in the ipod which holds 40-gigabytes of information is more computer storage than the UK had in the 1950s.
"And kids are listening to them on the bus on the way to school."
Prof Ryan said cosmetic products were another emerging area of nanotechnology where molecules are altered on a molecular level to produce new materials.
Suits that can be washed but remain water-proof when dry and all-in-one shampoo and conditioners were other existing examples of applied nanotechnology, he said.
But Prof Ryan added: "The only people who are talking about nano-robots are the media.
"Scientists don't buy into the nano-submarine imagery because it is fundamentally not possible."