The world’s first fully-automated, computerised airliner was ready for its maiden flight without pilots or crew. The plane taxied to the loading area automatically, static was discharged automatically, its doors opened automatically and the steps came out automatically. The passengers boarded the plane and took their seats.
The steps retreated, the doors closed and the airplane taxied toward the runway.
During taxiing, the automated voice said over the speaker: “Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the debut of the world’s first fully computerised airliner.
“Everything on this aircraft is run electronically. Nothing is manual and there is no possibility for errors. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Don’t worry, nothing can go wrong … go wrong … go wrong … go wrong …”