Skip to comments.Inside the Hyperloop: the pneumatic travel system faster than the speed of sound
Posted on 08/10/2013 5:10:21 PM PDT by Optimist
It is called The Hyperloop and, according to the designer, it will be a revolutionary fifth mode of transport, eclipsing trains, planes, boats and automobiles.
Billionaire Elon Musks CV is impressive, to say the least. He made his initial fortune from PayPal ... his SpaceX venture ... founded Tesla
he would be publishing plans for the Hyperloop on Monday, August 12
Mr Musk will not be patenting the design and it will be open source, meaning anyone can modify it, or try to build it.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
couldn't help myself:
Here was my first thought.
What could possibly go wrong?
Mr Musks intended location for the first Hyperloop is California, between Los Angeles and San Francisco. His motivation for the project came from disillusionment with the Golden States high speed rail project, which has been dubbed the bullet train to nowhere after a series of setbacks.
Well, why not?
Oh. Wait. California. Does anyone suppose the People's Republic of California would welcome competition with its hare-brained scheme?
Maybe the east coast.
This could actually be useful.
Elon Musk is exceptionally smooth at getting government money and making the public think it is a private enterprise.
Guess I’ll go waaaay out on a limb and say that maybe not every idea has been thought of yet, or at least not enough to be ridiculed on FR. Let’s see what he’s got and let the market decide. Sounds intriguing, you know at one point Horseless Carriages seemed pretty far-fetched too.
A terrorist’s wet dream.
“What could possibly go wrong?”
I am continually amazed that people want to build so many buildings and train lines and now the possibility of a tube transportation device and all of them want them built over the most unstable area of the USA.
Makes for great disaster films.
Musk is for real. And he’s only 42. Move over, Edison.
Sorry .... This will never work..,,these things must be initiated by government drone workers.....not private enterprise.... / s
And ounce a terrorist does their thing on the hyper then the TSA will do theirs then the time wasted and inconvenience will be equal to air travel.
And the taxpayer money will disappear faster than the speed of light.
He’ll never get it built for 1/10 the cost of the current CA high-speed rail, and even if he could - never get the funding of $6.5B [much less anything more if it is more costly], and it’ll never be profitable ...
“Guess Ill go waaaay out on a limb and say that maybe not every idea has been thought of yet,...”
Leave out the mag-lev part and you have
Some more interesting history
TSA. Reason #3 why I don’t fly commercial anymore. If I can’t get there driving and CCW, I don’t need to go.