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    Hyperloop - The future of transport

    BBC News - Could a near-supersonic tube be the future of transport?

    Did they "borrow" the idea from Futurama???
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    I'd love to see something like this built! However, I fear that the prices he's assigned to it are far too low. He hasn't taken into account the H&S issues that stand out.

    However, its a great idea and it could work. They should make a test system - find a bit of desert, build a 20 mile track and see how it goes.

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    Hyperloop

    The Alpha Proposal

    All Hype and loopy or the next big thing in long distance mass transport?

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    Damn - missed the already existing thread. Mod delete if you will!

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    Musk seems to be hinting that he will get involved in a prototype build - which would be good. It does look like a nice proposal - no radical new technology or untested theory, just good old engineering challenges.

    Not sure I see many H&S issues as such (I mean compared to air transport which involves putting 100's of people in a slim tube with only a couple of engines along with 1000's of pounds of highly flammable fuel and sending the lot up to 30'000ft (who ever thought that could be a good idea!).

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