When I read an article about a prototype for a new, transparent smartphone, I nearly laughed out loud: doesn't keeping our smartphones safe already require constant vigilance? Aren't they delicate and easy to drop/sit on/spill on enough? There are so many things I would rather see made transparent, for example...
#1 Curtains Having the curtains closed always makes me feel claustrophobic, leading me to leave them open well into the evening...leading my neighbors to know way too much about my business. The great tech minds need to get to work on see-through curtains, perhaps something similar to Samsung's virtual display "window" show above, something that provides privacy, yet allows natural light in. Something like a one-way mirror, but pretty.
#2 Bedding While we're creating transparent textiles, let's make some sheets and blankets. You'd still want an opaque bottom sheet (mattresses are very rarely worthy of display), but the top sheet, comforters, duvets, quilts, etc, could all be clear. Ooh, sexy!
So, would you want a clear smartphone, or can you name 10 things off the top of your head that should be made transparent first? And if so, please name them!