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Transparent Flat Panel Display  
  A fifty-inch flat panel display that is (or can be) transparent.  

Tell me about that amazing former age of the world when people lived in buildings pushed up out of the ground, rather than in proper underground cities!


(Flat Panel display from Things To Come [Movie])

Technovelgy from The Shape of Things To Come, by H.G. Wells.
Published by Alexander Korda Productions in 1936
Additional resources -

As shown in this picture, the screen is obviously transparent.


(Flat panel clearly transparent)

The little girl remarks "They keep on inventing new things, don't they? And making life lovelier and lovelier!"

These displays were also available in a small, desktop size.


(Smaller desktop flat panel display)

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Transparent Flat Panel Display-related news articles:
  - Transparent TV From Active Inc (And H.G. Wells)
  - Samsung Transparent OLED Display And H.G. Wells
  - Transparent OLED Display Gets Bigger
  - Samsung Transparent OLED Laptop
  - Samsung 19 Inch Transparent AMOLED Display
  - Samsung Transparent Smart Window
  - Transparent Smartphone Prototype From Polytron
  - Samsung's Transparent Display Finally As Big As HG Wells'
  - Transparent OLED TV By Panasonic
  - Mi TV LUX Transparent Edition OLED TV
  - Samsung Gets Transparent Smartphone Patent
  - Transparent MicroLED Screen From Samsung

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