When it comes to futuristic airplanes, people are designing them faster than ever, but is a pleasant virtual reality experience too much to ask when you're tens of thousands of feet up in the air with nothing to hold you up but air and a plush seat? 

According to a team from Airport Parking & Hotels and Imperial College London, within 40 years we should be flying in crafts more like lightweight, low carbon emission luxury tubes than the claustrophobic cattle transport we're used to now. 

Seeking to design the plane of tomorrow, as in 30 or 40 years from now, the team's radical design includes wrap around 3D virtual reality headsets, live images projected on the walls instead of windows, and tons of practical concepts aimed to make the smoothest ride imaginable. 

Propelled by six biofuel engines, the plane's fuselage would have space for 1,000 passengers. 

But not just space, more space than we're used to now. 

Using a blended wing design, the jet would be wider and shorter, allowing for maximum leg room despite the number of passengers. 

Just take a look through the gallery below. These renderings are seriously impressive. 

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Most notably, the concept's propulsion design is based on a series of electric fans powered by small engines running on low-emission biofuels. 

Couple that with thinner fuselage materials making a lighter plane, and you've got a super futuristic ride.



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[via Daily Mail] [Feature Image Courtesy Daily Mail] 

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