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According to Travelodge, Hotels of the Future Will be Really Kinky

Offbeat, Travel News — By christinegarvin on June 22, 2011 at 10:13 am

Time to talk about a scary future – in hotels.

A new report commissioned by the budget chair Travelodge (might they spend money on new beds instead?) decided to look at what hotels might be like in 2030, thanks to engineer and “futurologist” Ian Pearson.

According to them, not only will management at hotels be able to monitor guests’ energy levels and mood, but they might also take over their dreams and, cough, sex life.

He noted:

“Video, audio, smells and tactile experiences produced using our bed or bed linen will play a key role in helping to make our dreams feel real.”

Image: Blue Diamond Photography/Flickr

Sounds like Pearson is also into virtual sex. He believes we will be able to link into our partners via our dreams, even if you are in Cape Town and they are in Vancouver. Not only that, we will be able to change the image of our partner without them even knowing. So much for that whole ‘better or worse’ thing – looks like ‘worse’ will no longer need to be an option.

Other non-futurologists predict a little less sexy version of hotels, including zero gravity beds, self-darkening windows, and apps that can open your hotel room door for you (which is just so annoying to have to do, right?). We do like the idea of self-cleaning bathroom tiles with an extra-added special anti-bacterial layer, though.

Of course, by then, we might just be time-traveling and will have no need for a hotel.

We’re sure some people will be excited about the prospects that Pearson outlines, but we can’t help but wonder if he is just a wee bit crazy. Thanks, Travelodge, for making the future of travel look interesting, at the very least.

Tags: future travel, futurologist, hotels, time travel, Travelodge, virtual sex

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