San Fran to LA by Train in 30 Minutes – at 800mph (1300kph)

Superfast ‘Hyperloop’ Unveiled: San Fran to LA by Train in 30 Minutes – at 800mph (1300kph)

Posted by on August 13, 2013                                       /   Comments Off

Stephen: Seems the new technologies are already with us. While it’s still a hypothetical project, the theory and concepts behind the Hyperloop are straight from our immediate future. Thanks to Cosmic Vision News’ Geoffrey West and Lance

Elon Musk Releases Plans for Hyperloop High-Speed Train

By Nick Bilton, The New York Times – August 13, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/n3y2cwv

Never let it be said that Elon Musk, a serial entrepreneur who was a co-founder of PayPal and the electric car company Tesla Motors, is afraid to think big.

Musk on Monday harked back to the days of the late-1990s tech bubble – when no idea seemed too big or too expensive – by showing off plans for a project that seems the stuff of science fiction.

The hypothetical project is called the Hyperloop, a high-speed train that would take people to San Francisco from Los Angeles in 30 minutes. That is a speed of almost 1300 kilometres per hour.

 

The first unanswered question among many for Musk’s ambitious vision is who exactly would build this 650-kilometre transportation system. Musk suggested someone else should do it. But if no one takes the baton, he might do it. Or not.