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33 Responses to The Airplane Of The Future: The Transparent Airbus

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    Link: The Airplane Of The Future: The Transparent Airbus - Pics and vid of the awesomeness of future commercial air flight. Hope we can all live until 2050 when it`s expected.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    imagine how hot that thing will be... personally anything that could damage the structual integrity of an aircraft will not be my choice of flying
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    Shillier Male 18-29
    260 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    i refuse to get up if it does not have holographic "stewardesses"
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    andfrank03 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    All they need to add is a soundproof daycare to store the screaming babies and obnoxious customers.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    Airline technology can expand in the following ways:
    - Carry more people
    - Travel faster
    - Use less/alternative fuel
    - Become cheaper

    This transparent plane with virtual golf and spa concept is pure crap.

    I`d rather cross the Atlantic at Mach 2 via a Concorde, and then using the hours and several hundred dollars saved go to a spa or real golf once I land or before takeoff, even if I was so mind-blowingly pompous that I needed a spa or a round of golf that day.

    Can these concept people not think?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    No for one reason... glare.
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
    687 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    i can bet 10 trillion dollars this wont happen..even tho we`ll have the technology ...its not profitable
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm
    Great idea, but there`s no way this will ever come to fruition. Even if the technology was up to these capabilities, there`s just no way it`s cost effective. That`s like saying that now a days, airplanes should have touch screen windows, and everyone have a personal 3D tv with surround sound. Sorry, but the only way this will exist is if someone wll a lot of drating money, has it custom built for himself, and even then it will only be for him and his rich friends.
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    Flibmeister Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm

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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm
    Ah yes, now we move to an even fatter planet. Luggage putting itself away, seats doing everything for us..
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    zazuch Male 18-29
    286 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm
    For all the people who said it wouldn`t be cost effective to do this. Ask yourselves this. If you went back 40 years to 1960 and asked the general population do you think that almost everyone in a modern society will have at least if not 2-3 computers that are 1000x times stronger then the first computer in their homes? They would say hell no no way possible would cost to much money. At the moment i have 5 things that have more processing power and storage capabilities on my desk then the first computer that took a entire building to house. I have a ps3, smart phone,laptop,desktop pc, and my cable box.

    Time and technology can quite EASILY lower costs of things. Also for structural soundness i highly doubt they would release a resin that didn`t either give seem strength if not more by then. Now this maybe just like flying cars in the 50-60s that they said we would have but who knows what may be produced in 40 years.
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    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    Way too much space between seats for it to ever become real.
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    cfwestdotie Male 18-29
    184 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    N O
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    TrivialSteve Male 40-49
    38 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 5:28 pm
    Eh; Wonder Woman had one of these back in the `40`s.
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    jops360 Male 30-39
    689 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 5:32 pm
    it might happen but they will shove in about 100 more seats and it will cost x8 more. i love the "play room", only one group can use it at a time. there will be a line the whole flight.
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    Devlarski Male 18-29
    79 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 5:32 pm
    apparently scientists have estimated that many children born from the last 2 years will live to see their 150th birthday if they play their cards right.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    most of the tech needed for this is here now or will be in the next few years so why the hell is it going to take till I`m 80 for this to happen?
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 6:24 pm
    Running this through my reality translator it means that 60 years from now, some airplans will have seats with sunroofs and charge an extra $100 bucks per ticket.

    Or, if homeland securty/TSA get their way we`ll all be naked, sedated, and jammed into stacked cages.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14455 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 6:25 pm
    Do not want.

    The airlines do not want a classless cabin. They make all their money at the front of the plane.

    The passengers do not want expensive seats because someone else gets to hog the golf bay.

    Business passengers do not want a cabin where they cannot get some decent sleep because they sun can`t be shut out.

    What we want is safe planes whose engines do not explode in flight and whose wings are not riddled with cracks. We want cheap fares from fuel efficient aircraft. We want aircraft that can take off from smaller regional airports so we do not spend so much time driving to the airport and walking miles to the gate and so we can avoid paying for someone`s grandiose reclamation project.

    Airbus has lost the plot.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15512 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 6:59 pm
    Nice concept but if you wanna be more realistic, you better get more use to this image instead

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    Mrs_rumpel Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 7:05 pm
    Some of these features like the "play room" and the morphing seats are great ideas but the view out those windows are a bit to much in my opinion...what if there was a thunderstorm?!
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    LightShaded Male 18-29
    423 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 7:50 pm
    In 2050 I expect to be flying a commercial airplane. Screw wheels.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 8:51 pm
    Wow! It has everything but a roosterpit for the pilots!
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    zazuch Male 18-29
    286 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 10:30 pm
    People who are worried about the sun/thunderstorms/sleeping you must have not watched the video. If you did you would realize there would be options on your chair to make a opaque sound damping cacoon to sleep in. So you would reduce noise AND light to sleep.

    Also @Angelmassb those chairs were designed for short less then 1 hour business flights etc. Not for long hall flights.Or a option not the norm. IF that was the norm i would never fly again.
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 4:44 am
    They also would have said that everyone would be piloting flying cars and jetpacks by now. What you fail to realize is that computers are considered an abnormality to the point you`re trying to make. Typically, things never advance as quickly as digital technology. Look at a car from 40 years ago and a car from today.. are the ones today 1000x more efficient, and cost effective? No. Machinery and vehicles advances at a slow pace. Computers, and the like, can not be compaired for they`re not even close to an accurate representation. Sure these planes will use types of technology, but a complete redesign of the plane has to be done, and has to meet safety protocals. The airlines priorities are money, then safety, then ergonomoics. They won`t waste money when they don`t have to. Just wait the extra 20 years for instant teleportation.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3332 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 7:14 am
    Meanwhile, in reality land, airlines will be trying to figure out how many more seats the can fit into the plane to maximize profits. That "interactive play room" is a pipe dream.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 7:30 am
    Possible, but not profitable.

    When presented with a choice between this or a seat like Angelmassb has shown us for a tenth of the ticket price, most of us would pick the cheaper option.

    And most of us will HAVE to pick the cheaper option. For the same reason that planes aren`t all 1st class right now.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35676 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 8:27 am

    I remember when 747s had a bar/lounge on the upper deck. Nowadays of course every inch is given over to seating. so I`d say `never gonna happen`

    Here`s a `70s airplane photo. In many ways, life was better then.

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    maggierose78 Female 18-29
    688 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 10:28 am
    It is cute, but in the 1950s they were predicting that by the 1990s everyone would be driving flying cars, and we would be living like the Jetsons. It might take it 100 years to achieve, but it probably won`t happen in 50 years.
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    zazuch Male 18-29
    286 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 11:20 am

    I thought i had put that in this post. In another post i made else were i put that tid bit in. I said that this maybe our flying cars look at the future that the 1950`s had. BUT at the same time if we just dismiss everything as its not going to happen then it stifles the chance. You never know someone may find a way for safety luxury and cheapness to all be profitable to airliners. It only takes one person with a great idea to get the ball rolling.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 11:34 am
    @Flibmeister: Star Trek IV FTW!
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    Mad_Gremlyn Male 18-29
    508 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    Those seats aren`t nearly large enough for there to be Americans in the future... that`s food for ...mmmm fooooood...
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    Wowummwow Male 18-29
    265 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    Doable but it`s more likely that they`ll replace chairs with giant upright sardine cans to fit five more people onto every flight by 2050.

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