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    Airbus Reveals Transparent Plane

    Link: Transparent Airbus plane of 2050 : Bornrich



    I will have to wait until 2050 [current estimate] before being able to try this.

    Link to full article: Airbus reveals transparent plane to revolutionize air travel

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    2050, damn it, i'll probably be dead by then, hurry it up engineers.

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    That would scare the hell out of me!!!! At least you could then completely guarantee that you wouldn't be able to sleep lol

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    You can tell its just a demo though, I did not see that plane catastrophicly nose dive once thanks to bad programming or have it shred its own engines, those features must still be in the initail planning phase

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    You know when your on a aircraft and the light shines really bright through the window. So you close the shades. I wonder how it will work with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    You know when your on a aircraft and the light shines really bright through the window. So you close the shades. I wonder how it will work with this?
    In the second video [above] it is implied that there will be gesture responsive technology that will darken the transparent skin of the plane if required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    You know when your on a aircraft and the light shines really bright through the window. So you close the shades. I wonder how it will work with this?
    You go to the school of @GrumbleDook and wear sunglasses indoors or is that the school of Kashoggi hey GD

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    You go to the school of @GrumbleDook and wear sunglasses indoors or is that the school of Kashoggi hey GD
    I took a bit of ribbing last night on twitter about my wearing of shades. At one conference where I was speaking I had been sat at a table with my shades in front of me, next to my MBP. As I got up to speak I picked them up and put them on the top of my head ... just because it is an automatic thing. So yes ... I am so cool I even have my shades on indoors ... even if it is just on top of my head!

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    it may just be an idea and may never happen but it is a very impressive idea

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    A transparent floor would be more fun

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    Another plane of the future slated to appear in 2050:

    Link: Supersonic rocket plane ZEHST plans unveiled | Uses eco-friendly biofuel | To Fly from Paris to Tokyo in 2.5 hours

    ...EADS, the European Aerospace giant, revealed its plans for a biofuel powered supersonic ‘rocket-plane’ that will take passengers from Paris to Tokyo (air distance of more than 12,000 miles or 19,500 km) in a mere 2.5 hours...


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    They are currently working on a Super Sonic aircraft they think will enter service in 2015

    Japan, France working on new supersonic jet - Business - US business - Aviation - msnbc.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    They are currently working on a Super Sonic aircraft they think will enter service in 2015

    Japan, France working on new supersonic jet - Business - US business - Aviation - msnbc.com
    Going on holiday to Australia would be a lot easier / faster if that happened. Not sure on costs though - prolly very expensive for the first 5 to 10 years, sigh

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    on the transparent plane, what are the toilet walls made out off

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