Yemeni biotechnologist and science communicator Hashim al-Ghali has developed a project for a flying hotel, which he called the Sky Cruise. This is reported by the Daily Star.
The hotel will operate on nuclear energy, thanks to which it will be able to constantly be in the air – guests will get to it on conventional planes, for which the flying hotel will have its airfield. At the same time, within the framework of the concept of al-Ghali, artificial intelligence will directly control the aircraft, and the pilots will only control its effective operation. It is assumed that on board a luxury hotel with a view of the clouds, up to 5,000 guests can simultaneously live.
However, the al-Ghali project immediately had many skeptics who called the Sky Cruise an “air Titanic”, pointing out some contradictions between the technologist’s idea and the laws of aerodynamics, and also warning that if a plane with a nuclear reactor on board fell on the city, then it will be similar to the explosion of an atomic bomb.