One thing that the 787 has, which I think is great is the electronic window shade.
My question is, would other aircraft be able to implement this. Could say a 737 be refitted with this down the line? Does Boeing have any plans for something like this, as part of an updated sky interior?
Also, does Airbus have any plans to implement this on the A350, and if not, does the design have the ability to have this changed? Or would doing this violate any patent law?
I believe that all airplanes should have electronic window shades, giving people who had the window seat the ability to see out, while not causing any undesired light for people sleeping, watching IFE, etc.
On a side note, what would happen if a technical problem happens, such as the buttons controlling the shade stop working? Are we at risk of having night flights where one faulty shade gives the cabin undesired light?