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These are the airplanes of the future [Amazing Photo of the Day]

How many dotTechies are airplane enthusiasts? (I am not.) If you are, then you probably know about the evolution of airplanes, aka how airplanes have changed since they were first invented by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903. In particular I’m referring to design; what you see today is not necessarily what was around fifty years ago.

It is, of course, natural for airplanes to change their design as technological advances are made. Curious as to what the future holds for airplanes? The following are images of commercial airplanes of the future. (Take note I said “commercial” — these are not designs for military aircraft.) Some of the following are airplanes that are currently undergoing research and development while others are simply concepts. Check it out:

airplane_10 [1]

airplane_9 [2]

airplane_8 [3]

airplane_7 [4]

airplane_6 [5]

airplane_5 [6]

airplane_4 [7]

airplane_3 [8]

airplane_2 [9]

airplane_1 [10]

That last one looks more alien than human, if you ask me.

[via BBC [11]]