According to the Washington Post, Airbus has filed a patent for seats that resemble bicycle saddles in order to cram as many people as possible on board an aircraft. The article compares the seating arrangement to that of a Greek galley. All that's missing is the oars.
But if you squint, the thing looks more like a medieval torture device than lounging equipment. Not to mention all the features you'd lose: Do people eat from their laps? Plug headphones into that pipe-shaped thing? Do the cushions float? And even with all the leg room it looks like you'd open up, reclining looks practically impossible.
Airbus openly acknowledges that packing more passengers on board is going to result in reduced comfort, and that the goal is basically to figure out how far they can go without inciting an airborne revolt.
|Voxel Mars: A Global-Scale Reproduction of Mars in voxel.js|
|Phone App Gives You Five Things to Do Everyday|
|When Entropy Rules: Random Boarding a Plane is The Fastest Way|
|San Francisco's Luxury Bus Service|
|#OsloBeirut: Sébastian Dahl's Photographic Diary of Hitchhiking 10,000 Km|
|“The static fire is one of the last major tests prior to the maiden launch.”|
|“People are getting rid of their cash.”|
|“To create particles with negative mass.”|
|Pat the Zombie: A Cruel Adult Spoof of 'Pat the Bunny'|
|Naked Preacher Lady [NSFW]|
|“World's first passenger drone.”|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“Changes to the platform announced by Zuckerberg, will likely make the problem worse.”|
|“The first-ever driverless mass transit test program.”|
|“Some of us will do anything to be liked.”|
|How to Escape Planet Earth|
|“AI codes its own ‘AI Child’.”|