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Sunday, February 26, 2012
Come fly with me?
The futuristic concept for travel in 40 years' time was recently unveiled in London by Airbus - and should terrify those who already have a fear of flying. (That would be me ...)
Airbus engineering executive VP Charles Champion said: "Our research shows that passengers of 2050 will expect a seamless travel experience while also caring for the environment."
Window on the world: Gone are the small aircraft windows in the 'vitalizing zone' which provides a panoramic view for passengers.
Passengers will be able to see everything to the sides and in front of them. (Blindfoldsmight be handy come takeoff and landing time!)
In the cabin concept, the 'vitalizing zone' helps passengers relax, with vitamin and antioxidant-enriched air, mood lighting, aromatherapy and acupressure treatments.
The aircraft's walls change according to light conditions. There holographic pop-up gaming displays and in-flight entertainment by the heat of passengers' bodies. The technology could mean travellers might even be able to read bedtime stories to their children back home!
Starry, starry night!
The cabin wall membrane controls air temperature and can become transparent to give passengers views throughout the day and night.
Airbus believes that mid-century passengers might be able to enjoy a game of virtual golf or take part in interactive conferences, while the cabin 'identifies and responds' to travellers' needs.
Anyone seen my ball?
Passengers will be able to play virtual golf in the interaction zone on the plane. In the 'interactive zone' there are virtual pop-up projections taking passengers to whichever social scene they want to be in, from holographic gaming to virtual changing rooms for active shoppers.
All the same, I'm thinking, "noooo way" ... perhaps it's a good thing I won't be around to have to decide! LOL!
Daydream believer .... sometimes cynic ...
occasionally a chameleon on plaid.
In real-life, I'm a wife, mother/ mother-in-love, grandma, and friend.
In 2002 I celebrated a return to the Southwest -- having slowly migrated east from my upbringing in Los Alamos (NM): 17 fantastic years spent in West Texas; another 16 in Florida.
Without benefit of a job, family or friends, this last move was a leap of faith ~ a keen desire to reside in the desert southwest near the mountains. Since then, I married my best friend and became part of an amazing new "family" at work.
Truth be told, I most enjoy staying close to home with a good book, or sharing laughter and good conversation with a one or two close friends.