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"In 1970 I found little difficulty staying 30 years ahead of the man in the street, and now I find it difficult to stay 18 months ahead of the man on the street."
- Vernor Vinge

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])

From Things To Come, by H.G. Wells.
Published by Alexander Korda Productions in 1936
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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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  More Ideas and Technology from Things To Come
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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

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