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Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

The Verge: Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: the ability to travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in half an hour. As time went on, Musk added more. It would be low-friction, and use such minimal power that the entire thing could be run on electricity from solar panels installed above the tracks.

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In2iti0n2777d ago

10 years or so to get approval. Another 10 to build it. Another 2 to troubleshoot. (Think CERN accelerator.) At least quadruple projected production costs. (What was One World Trade’s estimated cost? What is it NOW?) I mean, it’s a cool idea, I like that when I go to the bank and opt for the drive-thru, sending things via tube always gives me the “is this going to work? wow, I guess so.” sensation, but come on, guys. Tesla is REAL. And Americans are car and plane people.

Nucky2777d ago

Elon Musk is insane. But in a good way.