If you know what the internet is, you probably remember all those demonstrations of the technology that will, someday, make us capable of turning invisible and sneaking into ladies' locker rooms. While we still don't seem to be any closer to having our damn invisibility cloaks/hoodies/flasher-trenchcoats, at least the technology is being applied to making us less likely to back our cars over bikes/dogs/stupid-children. 

Keio University in Japan developed a prototype of a system that makes the rear seats of a car appear to be transparent, revealing the people, property, and landmines that are hidden behind your trunk. We think it's a pretty cool idea.

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[via Wired]