Airbus Transparent Plane

by - June 14, 2011

Airbus has just released photos of a transparent airplane that will dominate the air in 40 years time. Why so long? I was so excited when i heard this news. Can you imagine flying at an altitude of about 20,000 fee and you could see outside. Must be lovely at nighttime. Seeing all those stars. But we won't see this technology of seamless travel in the near future. More like in the 2050 where:

business and economy cabins are replaced by zones for relaxation in the front, work in the back, and a fully-stocked bar for socialising. Passengers will be able to see everything to the sides and in front of them. So blindfolds might be handy come take-off and landing time. The aircraft's walls change according to light conditions. There are holographic pop-up gaming displays and in-flight entertainment powered by the heat of passengers' bodies. The technology could mean travellers might even be able to read bedtime stories to their children back home.

Most of the basic technology such as moulding seats and 'head-up displays' already exist, but how Airbus plan to make the plant-based, transparent 'skin' of the plane remains a mystery.

I'll be old before this happens. I hope they're going to fast-track this air technology travel.

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