A video imagining a world where people can live in an all-inclusive luxury hotel — In the sky — fascinated the internet.
The "Future Hotel on the Clouds" has a swimming pool, shopping mall and sports center, and visitors can enjoy the starry sky and the northern lights. The unprecedented travel experience is powered by 20 electric engines fueled by clean nuclear energy and may even be carbon-free.
There is only one problem. Some say it doesn't exist and never exists.
The video produced by Berlin-based science communicatorHashem Al-Ghailiuses computer-generated images (CGI) to create videos for as many as 5,000 people. Passengers fly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for years. This video has been watched over 2 million times on Facebook and YouTube.
Al-Ghaili says he was inspired by the design created by the concept artistTonyHolmsten. He took the idea of Holmsten and turned it into a 3D model that he called the "future of transportation". This was done in ainterviewwith Sun, USA.
When Al-Ghaili was asked how many people would take to fly such a huge sized plane, he said it was completely autonomous. "All this technology, and do you still want a pilot?"
Argairi toldinteresting engineering. He was also inspired by Studio Ghibli's animated film "Castle in the Sky," featuring people living on a giant airship.
"I think the current flight experience is tedious and outdated. It's time for a new innovation that makes our flight experience more comfortable," he said.
Al-Ghaili said he hopes that the technology needed for "sky cruises" will exist by 2040, but such a concept is feasible. There were still many questions about sex, and people raised affordable, technology, and safety issues on social media. Large aircraft may never be able to fly.
"Sky Cruise is a concept that doesn't understand aviation, flight cycles, aerodynamics, maintenance, airport infrastructure, size-to-weight ratio, drag, etc."One Twitter user.
"It's not an aircraft design. It's a ridiculous artist concept of something that is never built,"wrote another. "It is not possible to fly perfectly between the lack of an unobstructed lift surface and the huge drag designed for every conceivable component."
Al-Ghaili told Interesting Engineering, People He said he loves to receive both positive and negative feedback from.
"It's great to see people point out design flaws and try to come up with the solutions needed to make them more perfect," he said. "With some tweaks to the design, one day we have a huge flying hotel that can roam the sky."
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