Glass is fragile and impractical to transport, install and repair. Even worse, glass kills and hurts people when it breaks. Falling to the streets like guillotines during earthquakes and bomb raids. During wars people put tape on their windows to prevent shattering. When that meteor exploded over Chelyabinsk, people got hurt by standing inside of a window watching the sky when the shock wave hit them.
There are perfectly transparent plastics, for example the PET material used to make coca cola bottles. Why aren't windows made out of that instead of glass (fragile ceramics)? It seems to be much cheaper, safer and more practical to handle. Is there any advantage at all to make windows out of glass? Is this a billion dollar business idea, and if so, why haven't anyone realized it yet?