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For those who often travel from places to places, it
be useful to combine the function of both a capsule hotel
and a railway network.
How this works, is that you position a capsule hotel next
a railway or mass transportation network. Normally it
function as a normal capsule hotel
that can be rented.
But at a touch of a button, the capsule can be loaded
you inside, onto a truck, rail, airplane etc... and
automatically transported to the next capsule hotel
facility. For a little extra cost, you could hire an
automated car that will transport your capsule directly
particular street, rather than the next capsule hotel.
This would essentially allow for seamless transportation
passenger while they are sleeping or working in the
E.g. A business man could hop in the capsule to sleep,
it will be automagically transport him over a railway
network, to be loaded on an airport, flying to another
location. Where his pod will be loaded to an automated
that drives him right outside the next meeting.
Pros: Seamless Transportation
Cons: Ending up in the middle of a warzone because
some hacker decided to command your pod to relocate
in the middle of ISIS territory in Syria (rather than ISIS
Wallet business meeting)
Airplane Stowaway May Have Survived in 'Suspended Animation'
Maybe something like this, but reproducible? [mofosyne, Nov 29 2014]
Science behind the big sleep
Lowering your body temperature slows your metabolic activity, about 57% for every degree dropped. [mofosyne, Nov 29 2014]
[pocmloc, Nov 29 2014]
Homeless Vehicle Project
Perhaps you have seen this project from 90s of creating capsules for homeless in NY to sleep in and work from. [Bezdomny, Nov 29 2014]
Similar to this?
[hippo, Dec 02 2014]
||Just don't get sick. Vomiting in a bed traveling at highway speeds with no windows and being trapped in the aftermath isn't going to be pretty.
||Can i go to the bathroom? no it is no longer down the hall.
||Can i get something to eat? to drink? to smoke ? no
||Perhaps we can induce some sort of cryonic stasis? Or a
human hibernation state? Refer to link about "Suspended
Animation" of a Stowaway.
||Or at the very least reduce the number of toilet trips and
food you need, by reducing the temperature somewhat.
||Couldn't you just mail yourself? The fed ex/ups
infrastructure already exists.
||I really don't understand why this (and the concept of
mailing people complete with the supplies they need
to stay alive) hasn't taken off already.
||I don't see why these can't be arranged on the
train to allow for occupants to climb out and use
||My first impression was that this would allow for
packing more people into a plane or train, but it
looks like a typical capsule takes up more volume
than a single seat (at least the way most airlines
pack them in). Now if the occupants could stand
some real claustrophobia in a box 18" high and 24"
wide, you might get some cost savings... I guess
even without cost savings, there could be
convenience factor since you can sleep for real
rather than hanging around the airport waiting to
board or changing flights/trains.
||Oh, and you might need to think about what to do
in place of seat belts in an airplane. Maybe just
||Just put one of those Japanese vault hotels on wheels and you're all set.