Windowless planes

Fasten your seatbelt, we could be in for turbulent times ahead. The Centre for Process Innovation has submitted a proposal for building windowless planes.

With implementation a strong possibility within the next decade, the proposal addresses the major challenge of making planes lighter so they use less fuel, in turn making air travel more affordable.

While the idea may at first seem fine for nervous flyers, with the view of the outside world removed, the replacement view is even worse. The proposal would see interior walls turned into giant smart displays that, wait for it, project images of the outside surroundings from cameras mounted on the outside of the plane.

By replacing cabin walls and windows with organic light emitting diode displays planes will be considerable lighter. Not only would this help save on running costs, this technology would also effectively make the entire cabin transparent. Cue my fellow friends with a fear of flying reaching for the sick bag.

What do you think of this idea? Would you fly on a windowless plan with a transparent cabin?

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Written by SJ