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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 17 2013: Hope I live to see its fruition. Magnetic levitation is definitely the most efficient transportation bar none. Automobiles and planes are already obsolete and wasteful. Eventually maglev will be the solution for both local and long distance travel. Both public and private "car" systems will be available. Imagine a world without traffic lights, stop signs, accidents, tickets, DUI, hit and runs, vehicular manslaughter, uninsured drivers, auto theft, traffic jams, flat tires, breakdowns, gas prices, insurance, pollution, road kill, streetlights, street signs, cement roads, or wasted real estate. The elevated system will be virtually impervious to all current weather delays. Isolation, desperation and desolation are reduced. Increased pedestrian activity aids in our overall health and social interactions, strengthening communities. Opportunity to read a book, text, meet somebody new, surf the internet, conduct business, daydream, etc. I am video producer, and would love the opportunity to create marking videos for this wonderful idea! www.sflvideo.com

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