This is no magic trick—it’s the real-life television of the future. Panasonic revealed a TV that is indistinguishable from a clear pane of glass when it’s not in use. In a few years, your fancy glass cabinets may double as your big-screen television.
We’ve come a long way. The TV that Japanese tech company Panasonic showed off , is as chic a television as one could get: it’s transparent glass. When it’s off, you’d never know it wasn’t just a pane of glass. When it’s in action, the screen barely looks different from whatever you’re watching Netflix on now. This isn’t Panasonic’s first go-around with invisible screens, but it’s a big improvement from an earlier version that “was a bit too dim, and required under-shelf lighting to boost the image,”. Panasonic traded in the previous LED screen with a new OLED display. (Organic light-emitting diode technology makes it possible for each pixel to light itself rather than being lit from behind). Upgrade!