The HyperLoop

Aug 10, 2013

Elon Musk, the famous founder and CEO of SpaceX (the private space flight company) and other crazy new ventures, who aims to send 80,000 people to Mars and set up a SpaceX Mars colony has again been making news with his very futuristic yet undeniably amazing idea for superfast travel – “the Hyperloop”. A new form of transportation that would enable travel at almost supersonic speeds, cost less to build than high speed rails and would be cheaper than air travel.

Elon Musk just a few days ago revealed diagrams and theory about the “Hyperloop”which in his own words was just short of actual teleportation. To describe it vaguely consists of floating pods inside a special transportation tube – as the picture depicts. What is kind of amusing is that Musk is so busy running his companies Tesla & SpaceX – that the Hyperloop design and concept has actually been revealed as an open source with Elon Musk quoted “Somebody Please build this” –seeing Musk’s track record of success with “seemingly crazy ideas” –one can safely say that the “Hyperloop” won’t be”hypothetical” for very long!

Photo Credits: www.spacex.com

References: ibtimes.com

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