Elevators already freak me out and this new MULTI concept isn’t helping!

MULTI elevator

I already have enough trouble with elevators. I don’t know why, but I have this fear that an elevator I’m in is going to break loose and I’m going to plummet to my death. Add a bit of zip to the speed of the elevator, like in a tall hotel or skyscraper, and I hate going down in the elevator even more. I don’t know, maybe I’ve seen too many action movies.

Well, after watching this YouTube video on a new concept for elevators, I wish I had watched an action movie instead. Now instead of just going up and down, elevators may soon be able to go side to side as well! Hello, Great Glass Elevator, anyone?

To make matters worse, this means these new elevators won’t have a rope (I call it a cable) to support the elevator. Doing so, would make it impossible to change directions.

After watching the video, the concept seems fairly plausible but I do have one question. What are the buttons going to look like inside the elevator? Will you have to first press a button for your floor and then another for your side-to-side destination? Or perhaps the buttons are an outdated concept as well and you will just enter your room or office number and the elevator will figure out the most efficient path to get you there.

What do you think about these new elevators? Would you ride in one? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

If you can not see the embedded video above please use the following link: The world’s first rope-free elevator system