Posted on Monday, 26 March, 2012 | 13 comments| News tip by: Waspie_Dwarf
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One campany is working towards a future connected by a sophisticated vacuum tube transportation system.
Known as Evacuated Tube Transport, the technology would involve accelerating car-sized capsules along vacuum-sealed tubes at speeds of up to 4,000mph. Using this mode of transportation a person could travel across the whole world in under six hours. The company claims that the technology is not only quicker than conventional transport but would use a lot less energy as well.
"You know those clear vacuum tubes at bank drive-thrus -- the ones that suck up deposit canisters at lightning speed? Sure you do, they're mesmerising."