Just when you think flying can't get any worse: The Premium Aircraft Interior Group has come up with a seating proposal called the "Freedom" concept, where they can squeeze another column of seats into each plane by reversing every other seat.
This configuration allows people's shoulders to overlap, meaning the seats can be closer. Because on airplanes, what prevents us from getting closer to the person next to us is not revulsion, repulsion or a desire to occupy our own cubic foot of personal space, it's our shoulders. Eliminate the shoulders and problem solved.
Great job, guys. Maybe you can do the same with the toilets in the lavatories.