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Elon Musk's proposed Hyperloop

Elon Musk is proposing a hyperloop for boats, planes, automobiles, and trains. He states he can deliver a system of train transport from LA to SF in 30 minutes (343 miles) at 685 MPH. He claims this can be done for 6 billion or one tenth of the proposed cost of the high speed rail being considered.

Is this possible .... would you ride this? He says facts will be made available in August 2013.

What do you think of this proposal? Should he be considered for a TED Talk? Would you watch it?


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    Jul 16 2013: With superconductors super fast trains would be possible, and they would spend less fuel than conventional trains. Such trains have actually already been implemented in other cities and work wonderfully. And with advancements in technology, I believe it only a matter of time before these superconductors can operate at room temperatures and beyond, which will remove the necessity of cooling and lower costs even more. I would definitely ride these trains, knowing that I'm moving super fast, yet at the same time sitting comfortably in a chair. As for planes and boats I sadly do not know, but something similar could probably be applied to automobiles as well.

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