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They already have these simulate skydiving chambers
float around in. I assume they're very exiting and very
not conducive to sleep.
That's where the steaming pile of creativity comes in.
The only things keeping the experience of actually
air from feeling like
the term "floating on air" is as
1- Being suspended in a 250 mile per hour blast of air. (I
that's the terminal velocity of a falling human) The noise
impact of this method of suspension must be horrific.
Shoot, gotta go. I'll finish this later.
Ok, I'm back.
Aerodynamically shaped mattress with heavily insulated
sleeping compartment. Whole thing is shaped like the
Apollo command module re-entry vehicle.
As it gently rocks and sways in the hurricane like airflow,
the passenger (or passengers ;) inside are insulated from
the sound by the heavily padded construction.
Circulation is provided with several hundred feet of
circuitous air channels that deaden vibration before they
get to the sleeper. By the time the air reaches the
lying inside the chamber, the airflow has been slowed
down to a breezy 5 MPH or so and is as quite as a
"Go to sleep, don't worry about having spent $150,000 on
a bed that uses about $300 worth of electricity a night.
[hippo, Nov 16 2017]
||I would have called this 'blown and thrown' myself.
||I wonder what it would be like to try and fall asleep while being diamagnetically levitated.
I wouldn't think it would feel the same as sleeping in free-fall since you should still feel the pull of gravity even though all of your water molecules are being repelled.
||"wind chill" seems like a likely problem with this Idea.
||If you replaced the nitrogen in the air column with something
much denser, but kept the oxygen, then presumably the
machinery wouldn't have to blow so hard. Correction; presumably
the machinery wouldn't have to blow so *fast*. That might
reduce the noise, at any rate, and probably the wind chill, unless
the denser gas were also much more conductive for some
||What about a column of gallium?
You lie on it, it melts as it slowly rises so you stay the same height. It's pretty non-toxic.
||That's about as dense as it gets.
||//diamagnetically levitated// ionic dreams.
||If the air is a little different, then the other way is a perfluorocarbon similarity slumber. Everyday is a birthday.
||// "wind chill" seems like a likely problem //
||If you used the discharge flow from a jet turbine, which is quite
warm, it should be OK (apart from the smell of kerosene, which
might be a bonus for some).
||Reading in bed might be difficult
||Not as difficult as Dusseldorf, which it is twinned with.
||Instead of blasting noisy air upwards, send a large column of
||I could sleep in such wind without the capsule,
provided that there are extra fans with vectors of thrust
to balance me not to float into the borders of the
compartment, and the temperature of air is sufficiently
normal human body temperature from below, and good
headphones, maybe helmet...