A viral video of an artificial intelligence-piloted hotel that ‘never lands’ has raised eyebrows on social media.
According to an international news channel, the aircraft called ‘Sky Cruise,’ designed by Hashem Al-Ghaili, has 20 nuclear-powered engines and can accommodate 5,000 passengers. It does not land during its journey, and its designer has stated that maintenance is performed while the aircraft is in the air.
“All this technology and you still want pilots?” he remarked, referring to it as “the future of transportation.” “I believe it will be completely autonomous.”
The cruise aircraft provides its passengers with a 360-degree view of the sky as well as amenities such as a cinema, an eatery, marriage halls, and conference halls.
While no release date has been set, the concept has received mixed reactions on social media.
“I feel like this is where all the rich people will hide during the apocalypse, and just fly around above the rest of the world while everyone fights each other Mad Max-style,” one user speculated.
“I’m sure I could afford a ticket for the lowest deck with no leg room and no access to the lounge,” another user said.