Transparent displays have been around for a while now, but besides looking cool we've seen few practical applications that take advantage of the see-through screens. That might be changing with this smartphone concept from NTT DoCoMo and Fujitsu, which presents users with some pretty novel ways to interact with their screens. However, it's still far from perfect.
Sure we've got our futuristic tablet PCs and 3D televisions and body-tracking cameras, but this "future" we're living in still seems a little lacking. Maybe it's because the present is always boring or maybe, just maybe, it's because there isn't any widely available, consumer-grade holodeck-style technology out there. Probably the latter. The See-Through 3D Desktop developed by Jinha Lee and Cati Boulanger, former intern and researcher respectively, at Microsoft Applied Sciences gives the old desktop PC a striking VR twist, but its not consumer-grade, yet.