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Airline predicts heartbeats will replace passports in future

Airline predicts heartbeats will replace passports in future

An airline is predicting that heartbeats will replace passports in the future.

Boarding passes? Check. Luggage? Check. Passport? ah, that's been left on the kitchen side.

I think we've all had that panic when heading to the airport as we think we've left the passport at home and that holiday you've been looking forward to all year has been ruined before it even started.

Most of the time, it's just in the pocket we don't expect it to be in, but that doesn't stop it from becoming a heart in mouth moment. However, the checklist for every holidaymaker may soon be a thing of the past, if future predictions from an airline are to believed.

The predictions would see check-in a lot easier in the future.
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Well, passports will soon be a thing of the past, according to easyJet, with passengers having their heartbeats scanned in order to get through airport security.

That would certainly remove a lot of the flight day stress, eh? But how long will it be until it the airport scanners are looking at your heartbeat rather than your passport, which includes a photo the majority of us cannot stand.

According to academics such as Professor Birgitte Andersen, Professor Graham Braithwaite, Dr Patrick Dixon, futurist Shivvy Jervis, and Dr Melissa Sterry, the year this could be in place is 2070.

The leading academics did the predictions as part of easyJet's 2070: The Future Travel Report, which as the name suggests, makes predictions about the future of travel.

The removal of those dreaded passports is not the only thing included in the report, as in 50 years time, passengers may not even need to take luggage with them.

Yes, no more worries about if you have exceeded the 22kg limit, the clothes will be there waiting for you on holiday.

At arrival, guests would choose from a selection of 3D printed, recyclable clothes, plus a 3D buffet that would be printed to each individual's preferences.

Perhaps one of the most impressive and maybe unrealistic predictions included in the report is the ability to 'try before you buy'.

Imagine getting a taste of a holiday destination without actually going there.
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I know I've been in the situation where it is tough to choose between two destinations for that much-needed summer holiday.

But what if you could try it before you end up boarding a plane to go there?

The report says that bionic and Meta holiday previews will allow holiday goers to see, hear, smell, and feel their destination before booking the tickets.

And it doesn't stop there, as time-travelling holiday experiences could also be a thing, where using haptic suits, holidaymakers could visit some of the world's most historic locations in the past.

Roads? Where we are going we don't need roads.

Featured Image Credit: Preconstruct/Cover Images / EQRoy / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: News, Travel, Technology