Most of us are familiar with the panic of mistakenly leaving our passports in the drawer while heading to the airport. Or sometimes, it’s just tucked in the pocket you didn’t expect it to be in, but for a few heart-racing minutes, your long-desired holiday was already over before it even started. However, this heart-in-the-mouth moment for every vacation goer may soon be over, if you believe in the future predictions of one airline.
According to EasyJet, passports will soon be obsolete from the checklist of an airplane border, as passengers will be having their heartbeats scanned to get through the security in airports. There’s no doubt that this system would certainly remove a lot of the usual flight day stress. It would be a lot easier for all the parties with airport scanners looking at the passengers’ heartbeats rather than their passports, which include their photos the majority of them can’t stand! Now, if you’re wondering how long it would take to make this marvel a reality, a group of academics have an answer ready for you.
According to academics like Professor Graham Braithwaite, Professor Birgitte Andersen, Dr. Melissa Sterry, Dr. Patrick Dixon, and futurist Shivvy Jervis, the year could be 2070. As per the report titled 2070: The Future Travel Report, passengers may not even have to worry about dragging luggage with them, all in the coming 50 years. At arrival, the passengers would be able to choose from a selection of recyclable 3D printed clothes and also a 3D buffet printed to individual preferences. That’s not all! The report also includes “try before you buy,” which is perhaps the most impressive but unrealistic prediction. Here, the holiday goers would be able to have a taste of their desired destination/s by seeing, hearing, smelling, and feeling the places through bionic and Meta holiday previews, even before booking the airplane tickets.