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Paypal founder unveils 760mph 'Hyperloop'


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#1    Saru

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:47 AM

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has revealed his concept for a futuristic super-sonic transportation system.

BBC News said:

US-based entrepreneur Elon Musk has unveiled his proposed near-supersonic "Hyperloop" transport concept to link Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 10:20 AM

View PostSaru, on 14 August 2013 - 09:47 AM, said:

Entrepreneur Elon Musk has revealed his concept for a futuristic super-sonic transportation system.

I like this.

(I've used up my quota of 'likes' for the day)


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 12:38 PM

The concept has been around a long time.  It would be cool if they ever actually built it.


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:11 PM

If they build it, you folks can try it and let me know how it feels to be in those pneumatic tube thingies.  I'm too claustrophobic to even think about it for long; it's terrifying.


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:51 PM

Hate to think if someone farted in there. :no:

Mmmmmmm....forbidden donut.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:55 PM

I am too claustrophobic for that. And I don´t really think we need more energy-intensive technofixes only to shuffle people around even faster than we do already.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:35 PM

Gene Roddenberry used this concept in the 1960's


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:47 PM

I think it's high time there were some alternative to flying since trains aren't really an option with the cargo train companies controlling all of the lines. The cost of flying just keeps going up and up and up.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:59 PM

This reminds me of the tube system in Futurama.


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 05:56 PM

The problem is this.

Health and Safety.

If you tried to get the automobile done, assuming it didn't exist, it wouldn't be allowed. =Hey, we want to invent a metal box that can travel fast and stuff". Furthermore, look at Concord, it was an amazing engineering feat, yet after a few accidents, it was removed. Even though Concord was statistically safer than normal aircraft. So, I would assume this Hyperloop would be the same.

So, who knows. Can it transport freight? If it could....


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:19 PM

So more digging inside of the earth then right, do you people even think that the top earth can withstand another huge pipe in the ground.  Look at all the oil drilling holes for the last hundred or so years, subway systems, sewer systems, underground secret buildings and labs.  Sure it could be done, but should it?  We need to think of the earth as whole now and in the future.  There is awesome advanced technology that has already been created that can be used in a proper safe and secure manner that will be better for transportation and it needs to be forced on to the world stage because those who have it's patents are letting the world go to crap so they can make a profit rather than do things for the prosperity of the world.  There is money to be had in the diapers of the new born, the rebelliousness of teenagers, the foolishness and ignorance of uninterested adults, and the dead bound for the graves.


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:47 PM

Is it just me or does doing this in an earthquake prone area seem like a bad idea?


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 12:40 AM

View Postmischamoonlight, on 14 August 2013 - 04:59 PM, said:

This reminds me of the tube system in Futurama.
That's exactly what I was thinking!


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 02:51 AM

Hey ! you only live once ! I say go for it ! Nobody makes you get into it ! And If th eGround cracks ,Well ! It was nice knowing you ! But What a rush other wise !


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:36 AM

This concept is from the mid 60's LOL. Connecting NY with LA in under 20 minutes. Of course the expected speed was a little faster.

The concept was a pneumatic tube with large towers that resembled nuclear cooling towers. LOL

I believe it was 1966 that it was in Popular Science Magazine, but I could be wrong on the year.

Yeah Califormnothing can't even get a high speed train line built or pay it's bills. Bahahhahhahahahhahahahhahahaha





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