Airbus just unveiled its vision of the aircraft of the future - one that hopes to provide a stunning experience inside the transparent cabin and helped by the latest and greatest technology.
Slated for a potential realization by 2050, just 40 years away, this is like science fiction turning into reality (yet again?). The aircraft will have these translucent walls, that may offer a truly stunning experience to passengers. Technology will be used to offer a superior degree of intelligence for various purposes: smarter use of space (unused seats folding out to make more space for other), possible end to a class-based configuration, interaction zones to suit ones preferences, and much more.
Whether this turns into reality - well, at least I may not be around at the time - but it is indeed a grand vision, and the preview is no doubt exciting. Check out this Airbus video to know more, and get a look at what the future may hold.
Will this make airtravel better, we'll have to wait and see. While the artists' impressions of some of these futuristic perspectives appear great, and the view of a star-studded sky at night looks and sounds uber-cool, what happens during a sunny day? Just a thought; and am pretty sure the designers and engineers at Airbus will think about that one!