I see no reason you can't still have curtains on the inside ... But if these are tinted to be like stained glass and able to collect solar energy ... Or store enough energy to put a nice soft glow light in the room after dark ... While also being one way... So many possibilities
Smart windows will soon make curtains, blinds and shades obsolete!
Smart windows are made with a special high-tech glass that can quickly change from clear to tinted. Soon, they'll be able to selectively block heat or light -- in other words, let the heat in but block the light, and vise versa.
Best of all, they can pay for themselves in energy savings.
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