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The Airplane Of The Future: The Transparent Airbus

Hits: 13152 | Rating: (1.5) | Category: Travel | Added by: fancylad
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Male, 18-29, Western US
 266 Posts
Friday, January 27, 2012 3:50:03 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.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 500 Posts
Friday, January 27, 2012 3:46:29 PM
Those seats aren't nearly large enough for there to be Americans in the future... that's food for ...mmmm fooooood...

Male, 30-39, Canada
 5753 Posts
Friday, January 27, 2012 11:34:13 AM
@Flibmeister: Star Trek IV FTW!

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 288 Posts
Friday, January 27, 2012 11:20:12 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.

Female, 18-29, Southern US
 676 Posts
Friday, January 27, 2012 10:28:55 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.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34237 Posts
Friday, January 27, 2012 8:27:29 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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2850 Posts
Friday, January 27, 2012 7:30:39 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.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3284 Posts
Friday, January 27, 2012 7:14:38 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.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1582 Posts
Friday, January 27, 2012 4:44:20 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.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 288 Posts
Thursday, January 26, 2012 10:30:55 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.

Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Thursday, January 26, 2012 8:51:53 PM
Wow! It has everything but a roosterpit for the pilots!

Male, 18-29, Canada
 420 Posts
Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:50:51 PM
In 2050 I expect to be flying a commercial airplane. Screw wheels.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 54 Posts
Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:05:06 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?!

Male, 18-29, S. America
 15499 Posts
Thursday, January 26, 2012 6:59:12 PM
Nice concept but if you wanna be more realistic, you better get more use to this image instead

Male, 40-49, Asia
 13786 Posts
Thursday, January 26, 2012 6:25:06 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.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 508 Posts
Thursday, January 26, 2012 6:24:20 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.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 2350 Posts
Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:55:02 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?

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 79 Posts
Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:32:28 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.

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 687 Posts
Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:32:07 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.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 38 Posts
Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:28:35 PM
Eh; Wonder Woman had one of these back in the '40's.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 183 Posts
Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:39:46 PM

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 842 Posts
Thursday, January 26, 2012 2:37:23 PM
Way too much space between seats for it to ever become real.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 288 Posts
Thursday, January 26, 2012 2:32:37 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.

Male, 13-17, Western US
 2349 Posts
Thursday, January 26, 2012 1:25:20 PM
Ah yes, now we move to an even fatter planet. Luggage putting itself away, seats doing everything for us..

Female, 18-29, Europe
 840 Posts
Thursday, January 26, 2012 1:23:25 PM


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