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The Hyperloop concept could be developed "open source" by the engineering community.
Engineers love problems, we all solve them everyday in our lives and in our work. For many, after a few years at the bench-level in engineering, life eventually starts to look more like a Dilbert cartoon than like "Real Genius". Millions of people are sharing their ideas, pictures, thoughts, memes and jokes via social media every day.
What if all the engineers were able to just as easily share their work, their ideas, their particular talents and specialties to move a critical project like Hyperloop into reality?
LocalMotors did it with Rally Fighter...why not use their system to do it for Hyperloop? Pitch in at https://forge.localmotors.com/pages/project.php?cg=12297&tab=project-home