It sounds counterintuitive, but stick with us. No longer will that tourist lean over you from the aisle or middle seat to snap a blurry Instagram of the skyline... so long as you're on the right plane. On board this Ixion jet, there are no windows. But there are better views than you'd ever get out that tiny port hole.
The sexy, futuristic aircraft does this by replacing windows with screens that offer panoramic views around the sky.
Proposed by French company Technicon, the plane enables flyers to use the screens for gawking and a whole lot more. For flyers on business, the screens can be used for video conferencing, for example. Or, as an upgrade on those seat-back monitors with endless re-runs of The Big Bang Theory, the display can show whatever you like -- so you can choose your own destiny in the highest-tech way possible.
Technicon's design director, Gareth Davies said in a press release he wanted "to break out of conventional thinking with regards to a business jet exterior and interior", and "quickly settled on the controversial yet interesting idea of removing the windows from the cabin and using existing or very near future technology to display the exterior environment to the inside surfaces of the cabin via external cameras".