The Mad Hatter: "Have I gone mad?"
Alice: "I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers.But I'll tell you a secret: all the best people are."
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.
'A phantom,' said my Uncle Mycroft, who had just materialised, 'is essentially a heteromorphic wave pattern that gains solidity when the apparition converts thermal energy from the surroundings to visible light. It's a fascinating process and I'm amazed no one has thought of harnessing it - a holographic TV that could operate from the heat given off by an average-size guinea pig.' ~ First Among Sequels, Jasper Fforde
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....
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.