The Winscape project is proof that we will still see a lot of innovation in the technological world. The RationalCraft guys used two plasma TVs, video with a dose of OpenGL and a Wiimote (remote control for the Nintendo Wii console) to create fake / virtual windows, like the ones you see in the video below:
(youtube) http://www.youtube/watch?v=Vqu9NuINKbc (/ youtube)
By discarding the investment of the TV and placing it in a frame that simulates a real window, you only spend US $ 10 for the Winscape software, plus US $ 10 for the loops of varied videos.
Too much, huh?