Many people want to see the beautiful view of the sky as they travel. This has resulted in passengers always scrambling for the window seat. The good news is that this will no longer be the case in the coming years. This is because a British technology research firm called The Center for Process Innovation, has announced that they are creating the future for air travel, that is, the windowless plane.
The firm is working to create a windowless plane by removing the old window seat that everyone fights for when they are traveling. In their place, the plane will be covered with OLED touchscreens extending to the entire length of the aircraft. This will give everyone a virtual window seat.
This innovation is expected to become a reality in the next 10 to 15 years.
The OLED screens will be attached to cameras located all over the plane from the outside. This will give the travelers a technological display of the outside view. Because looking at the sky for long hours can be tedious, the travelers will have the option to turn the display into an entertainment program or even a steward service.
So, what is OLED-touch screen technology? The word OLED stands for organic light-emitting diode. This means that the firm made organic compounds that project light as a response to the organic current.
This may sound technical, but it’s not a new technology. OLED technology has been used for several years on television screens, desktop monitors and mobile phones. The firm expects the screens to be more advanced by the time they manufacture the futuristic planes.
Since the entire walls of the plane will be covered with the OLED screens, passengers will not worry about getting the window seats. They will all have a beautiful view of the sky from whatever place they will be seated. The projections will reflect the real outside world. However, this new technology is expected to excite the conspiracy theorists.
The newest technology in town, of course, comes with its advantages and disadvantages. This is expected of any innovation out there.
The new technology comes with an impressive windowless plane demo. Another advantage is that the absence of the windows on the passenger plane will mean that the plane will be lighter and stronger, this will make them safer.
In addition to that, you will have the opportunity to upload useful information about your flight. If you get thirsty or hungry, you will easily turn the screen into a steward contact and order whatever you want with just a few clicks.
The obvious drawback of this cool idea is that some passengers will not feel comfortable about the exposure to too much light in the plane.
What if you get bored watching the outside view? Your neighbor might not share the same idea of wanting to change to an entertainment system. You can also imagine the neck ache at the end of the journey for having to turn your head to the side for a long time. There could be some downsides to this amazing invention.