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The Hyperloop: Travel in the fifth dimension ♦ video
« on: August 11, 2013, 05:55:53 PM »
It is called “The Hyperloop” and, according to the designer, it will be a revolutionary “fifth mode” of transport, that will get passengers from San Fransisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes.

Billionaire philanthropist Elon Musk floats new Jetsons-style high speed transport technology

The “cross between Concorde, a rail gun and an air hockey table” will deliver passengers between US cities faster than the speed of sound.

The new technology will consist of a tube with "Concorde-like" seating inside. The two-metre wide pods, would be moved by a rail gun – a tube that uses magnets to accelerate material passing along it.

As they approach their journey’s end they would be routed out of the air stream and slowed down using a magnetic braking system.

The tubes would be at least three times faster than a bullet train and twice as fast as an aeroplane.

The plans are backed by Billionaire Elon Musk who made his fortune from PayPal before going in to spaceships.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.


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Re: The Hyperloop: Travel in the fifth dimension ♦ video
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 09:29:45 PM »
How long would it take them to get from the Middle east to the CIA HQ?