This was actually in the news more than two weeks ago, but I thought it would still be fun to share about here: the hyperloop is the newest idea Californian billionaire Elon Musk (co-founder of PayPal) has come up with. People are saying that this is as close to teleportation as we’ve ever gotten before.
Hold on, what is this hyperloop thingamabob?
It is a proposed mode of transportation where passengers sit inside a capsule that moves in a tube at nearly eight hundred miles per hour. That’s about the speed of sound! The proposed route for the hyperloop at this moment is from LA to San Francisco, and if successful, passengers will be able to travel between these two cities within thirty minutes. Can you believe that? I mean, the last time I went to the States – which was late August last year – and my family had to drive from the LA airport to our hotel in SF, it took us nearly seven hours.
To cut seven hours into thirty minutes? That’s insane. People are skeptical, sure, but Elon Musk has had a track record of success, so will the hyperloop be added onto that list of successes as well? I definitely hope so! Here’s just some impressions of how the hyperloop might look like:
There’re a bunch of other things – like how this thing will be built, the air space needed – but I don’t want to bore you with those details! If you want to read more about it, though, I’ve included links down below so you can check it out.
All I can say is: wow. Just imagine if suddenly the world around you had all these glass tubes rising from the ground, with hyper-fast capsules traveling to and fro. Sounds right out of a science fiction movie, right? Even though I’ll probably have no use for the Hyperloop if it’s built, it’s still super fascinating stuff and proof that technology is indeed progressing.
Over to you!
What do you think of the Hyperloop? Do you think it’s possible to build such a mode of transport? Are you as excited about it as I am, or am I just geeking out on y’all?
: http://editorial.autos.msn.com/blogs/post--elon-musk-unveils-hyperloop-high-speed-shuttle : http://editorial.autos.msn.com/blogs/post--elon-musk-unveils-hyperloop-high-speed-shuttle : http://editorial.autos.msn.com/blogs/post--elon-musk-unveils-hyperloop-high-speed-shuttle : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23677205