Future Tourism:- Robot Sex-Airship Hotels. (Video Included)

It sounds like science fiction, but robot bar staff, hotel rooms that change colour, cruise ships as big as aircraft carriers and even robot sex are part of the future for travellers, a tourism conference has been told.

Dr Yeoman said the future may see a more controlled society with a return to mass tourism spawning a range of new indoor tourism products.

Even robot "prostitutes'' would make an appearance / Reuters Source: Reuters

Indoor artificial ski centres, circuses, zoos, golf courses and recreated landscapes, as well as giant cruise ships, could be among the new attractions.

As costs for basics such as electricity and food increased, tourism operators could turn to robots as cheap labour, Dr Yeoman said.
Robot waiters at cocktail bars, remote-controlled camera-carrying guard dogs in hotel lobbies and self-cleaning hotel rooms were all likely, Dr Yeoman said.
Even robot “prostitutes” that would not pass on diseases such as HIV could make an appearance, he said..

Read more in the “Courier Mail”

Airship Hotels in the Sky.

UNDERSEA yachts, cruise ship-style five-star blimp hotels and simulated kidnapping experiences could be on travellers’ must-do lists in the not-too-distant future.

“Now that Virgin Galactic is hopefully going to have their first passengers in outer space as early as 2012, these kind of creative ideas are potentially going to become reality,” said Craig Shim, manager of marketing activation at Tourism Queensland.

Mr Shim said a French company was already offering simulated kidnapping packages, in which people could pay to be

PIE IN THE SKY?: A floating hotel designed by innovations company seymourpowell who say their giant vertical airship could be the holiday experience of the future. Picture: Seymourpowell

abducted without warning, bound, gagged and imprisoned for between four and 10 hours.
“It allows you to experience the terror of the real thing,” he said.

Nick Talbot, director of UK-based design and innovation company seymourpowell, said in the next 15 years you could see “air hotels like cruise ships in the sky in which you spend a week floating from Australia to London, stopping off at various destinations along the way.
“It would be a lucky few that could afford to do it but it would be a completely mind-blowing experience,” he said.

People will also be able to see 3D images of island resorts and do virtual walk-throughs via their mobile phones in a modern twist on travel brochures.

Read the full story in the “Courier Mail”

Will the above ever happen? We have been told a lot of things before, such as flying cars etc. and we are still waiting. Personally I find the simulated kidnapping a bit much, this would not appeal to me at all, as one of the comments in the paper pointed out you can get this for free in some Countries now. It will be a wait and see, some of the ideas sound good, others a bit out there for my taste.

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15 Responses to Future Tourism:- Robot Sex-Airship Hotels. (Video Included)

  1. Jill says:

    I can see some of this actually coming to pass. Looks like there may be less jobs in the future, of course the population will be a lot bigger, but less jobs, that doesn’t look real good. It may be cheaper labor to use robots, let’s hope that one doesn’t happen.
    A bit sexist only mentioning girl prostitute’s, what about the women? 😆
    However the air-ship looks fantastic, I love the glass in the bottom.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Jill,
      I totally agree with everything you have said.
      Jobs could be a big issue, and yes it is sexist.
      The Airship does look fantastic, and expensive.

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    • magsx2 says:

      Hi malc50,
      From the article:-

      Gliese 581g may be the new Earth.
      A team of astronomers from the University of California and the Carnegie Institute of Washington say they’ve found a planet like ours, 20 light years (120 trillion miles) from Earth, where the basic conditions for life are good.
      “The chances for life on this planet are 100 percent,” Steven Vogt, a UC professor of astronomy and astrophysics says. “I have almost no doubt about it.”

      Looks like you may be right with that one, a definite future destination, although unfortunately probably not in my lifetime, although I think it would be great to go into space.

  3. malc50 says:

    The trouble is, magsx2, that even travelling at the speed of light, it would take 20 years to get there!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi malc50,
      Oh my goodness, we would have to go into suspended animation for that one, once there you had better like it, because I don’t think you would be coming back to Earth.
      But then again did you ever think we may have a “warp” speed?

  4. travelrat says:

    There is a ‘flying car’ already; one flew from London to Timbuktu last year.

    And, the airship … I’m told Sir Richard Branson’s interested in the idea, & it seems highly feasible to me. But then, I wouldn’t mind spending a week getting out to Australia. Anything’s better than 36 hours in a cattle-class seat on a 747!

    The Army had an airship on trial about 12 years ago, until it crashed (fortunately, without any casualties) … much to the glee of the Air Force, who said only the Army could crash a lighter than air aircraft!

    A flight in an airship is still on my ‘bucket list’ … just dreaming of a flight above the Great Barrier Reef at about 250 feet!

  5. magsx2 says:

    Hi travelrat,
    Yes there are a few flying cars around, there are some on youtube, but we still can’t go to a car yard, buy one and fly it to go do some shopping. (Can you imagine what that would be like)

    It’s a long way to us here in Australia, that is why I feel The Land Down Under is an appropriate name, it really does cost a heap in airfares no matter where you decide to travel.
    Yes the airship would be great, and with the glass bit in the bottom it would be an experience to remember.

      • magsx2 says:

        Hi travelrat,
        I watched the video on the site and I must say it looks real scary, car by parachute, not practical I don’t think, it looks like it needs a good run up to start flying, and when it came down the parachute went off to the side, so you would only be able to bring it down in a remote area. There are more practical ones out there, but they also need a lot more work yet.
        Saying that, it was very interesting to watch, and the guys look like they really enjoyed it.

  6. travelrat says:

    I’d imagine it would work on the same principle as a paraplane, which I’ve flown a couple of times. You’d just need a fairly flat field; needn’t be too big, because you use your engine to deploy the parachute before you start your take-off run.

    And, of course, you’d need to pack the parachute before taking to the road after flight.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi travelrat,
      Yes it looks like that doesn’t it, very unusual for someone to come up with the idea to be used on a car.
      I think packing the parachute would be a pain, and a bit of a hassle, not something you could do in the shopping center. 🙂
      Your very lucky to have flown a paraplane, I have never had the opportunity to be able to do anything like that, I should imagine it would be wonderful.

  7. travelrat says:

    Re airships:

    If you can get hold of it, I suggest a read of ‘Seize the Reckless Wind’ by John Gordon Davies. Was written about 30 years ago, and it’s fictional … but plausible.

  8. magsx2 says:

    Hi travelrat,
    I will keep my eyes open for the book, Thanks for the tip.

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