I could see people using these in those crazy iPhone launch lines… via Eyebeam. The maker writes –
The Vertical Bed is an apparatus that allows humans, who have a cumbersome tendency to lapse into unconsciousness, to do so without sitting or lying down. This weekend, starting at 6 am on Saturday the 13th, I will engage in slumber in the standing position, incognito, in the public sphere, on the street. I will do this every four hours, at 6, 10, and 2, for forty minutes at a time, in a polyphasic sleep schedule. I will become architecture, absorbing the vertical nature of the city. If it works, apartments will cease to be necessary, the distinction between inside and outside, day and night, rest and activity will erode. Join me in my continuing professionalization of sleep at any time during the weekend.
This will part of Conflux..