Futuristic Fenestration: Introducing the Samsung Transparent LCD Smart Window

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is not where one typically expects to see new building products unveiled. We’ve seen internet-enabled refrigerators, and the kids are all raving about the new internet-enabled TVs. But internet-enabled windows? Below is a video:

We didn’t expect to see the window getting a makeover any time soon, but here we stand. Shown off at the CES trade show in Las Vegas, this transparent touchscreen could let you get your Internet kicks while you see what the weather’s doing outside.

The see-through screen could be installed in your kitchen and used to access recipes, or placed in your bedroom wall so you can check Twitter before drawing your curtains. Perhaps the weirdest application of the tech we saw was an on-screen switch that ‘drew the blinds’ — turning the display black to simulate shutting out light.

I’m guessing Samsung hasn’t done much due diligence in researching the legal liabilities associated with producing windows that are installed in buildings. But this does make me wonder what window testing might look like in the future.