Wanna Go 700 MPH? – IOTW Report

Wanna Go 700 MPH?


A technology company has unveiled a plan for a high-speed tube that could shuttle passengers from New York City to Washington, D.C. in about the time it takes to get from Midtown to Lower Manhattan.

Executives from the California tech company Hyperloop One said at an event Thursday at the Newseum in Washington that they plan to connect 80 percent of the country via electromagnetic tubes, allowing for high-speed travel.

The concept was first proposed in 2013 by Elon Musk, the founder of the electric car company Tesla and the private spacecraft company SpaceX.

Hyperloop One co-founder Shervin Pishevar said the company plans to be able to move people and cargo ultra-quickly.


28 Comments on Wanna Go 700 MPH?

  1. Let’s see, now – traveling at just under the speed of sound in a metal container inside an elevated tube…

    What could possibly go wrong?


  2. Funny how the future seems to always involve people giving up their ability to travel independently.

  3. Buckaroo Banzai comes to mind. Sure. Let’s build really cheap plastic tubes all over the US that will need full replacing in 20 years.

  4. Oh, and don’t worry. There’s like absolutely no muzzies in the USA that may think of targeting them.

  5. The real scientific hurdle they solved is no one in their right mind wants to be in New York or DC, hence it makes for the perfect segment of populace to use such a device.

  6. Between environmentalists, bureaucrats, and lawyers, project will never get off the ground. NOT ONE DAMN DIME from the taxpayers! Smells exactly like the Big Dig.

  7. As soon as I read the name Elon Musk I looked for my wallet. Elon’s specialty is getting government money instead of real sales and another specialty is looking at the future through glasses paid for by someone else. It doesn’t matter how little his connection to this company is if they succeed in getting government “startup” money the project will never really finish, will mysteriously catch fire at random times, use proven plans for rockets which still blow up, have record sales that when looked closely at are actually government money and the owners will still make themselves multi-millionaires even though their project crashed and burned (literally) and come out as acknowledged experts in the field.

  8. More pie in the sky bullshit that will never happen, but will scam a few billions from taxpayer provided funding to go into political slush funds and law office bank accounts. Fuck this shit. Too many assholes running this country to ever count on this kind of tech ever taking hold.

  9. I too went on red alert seeing the name of Elon Musk. Really surprised Trump has not shut off Musk’s spigot yet. Soon as that happens, Musk is going broke. If the private sector cannot make it work, it should not happen.

  10. Couldn’t you walk from DC to New York in the time it takes to get from midtown to lower Manhatten — at least by car?

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