Anyone who has ever traveled on a plane can tell you about that first time they looked out the window and back down onto the Earth. It is truly a sight to see.
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We all want to enjoy the wonderful views that can only be seen when you’re flying. But now the Centre for Process Innovation is working on a project that will ensure no one is left disappointed, effectively changing what planes are going to look like in the years to come.
In the future, it looks like we’re going to have airplanes that don’t need windows at all. OLED touch screens are going to run along both sides that will effectively make all the passengers feel like they’re sitting at the window. This may seem like a distant dream but the truth is, we could be seeing planes like this in a decade or so.
By tapping into cameras attached to the exterior of the plane through their screens, passengers can see all that is happening outside the confines of the planes. When they get tired of the scenery, they can use the same screen to browse through various entertainment options.
Short for organic light-emitting diode, OLED screens are essentially made up of organic substances that have the capacity to project light when stimulated by a wave of electricity. Though it seems complicated, this is the same technology that makes all the gadgets we use everyday work. We’ll probably have even more high tech phones before these airplanes are made and put to use.
The “invisible screens” will also reportedly enable internet access
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Thanks to this development, all the people in a plane can now enjoy the wonderful view around them and no one will have to rush through check-in hoping to get those coveted window seats. The screen will project in real time what is happening outside and soon enough.
Like all other ideas, this one too has its pros and cons. An issue has been raised about whether people will be comfortable with the increased exposure to light, among other things.
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