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Old March 1st, 2015, 10:48 AM   #1
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Musk's Hyperloop Being Built

The future is coming. And not a word about taxpayer's dollars being involved. Although this is the type of project I don't mind seeing government money going into.

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Hyperloop to be built in Central California next year

The first full-scale Hyperloop, a new transportation method dreamed up by entrepreneur Elon Musk, will be built in central California next year.
The five-mile (8km) test track will be built halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The system uses depressurised tubes, as well as magnets and fans, to propel up to 28 people at a time at high speeds.

This model will be slower and shorter than the full-sized near-supersonic system envisioned by Mr Musk.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced the agreement with the developers of Quay Valley, California, a planned community that emphasises sustainability.

The system will be built alongside the Interstate 5 freeway in central California, and the developers claim that it will be the first passenger-ready Hyperloop to be built in an urban area.

Mr Musk - who founded companies like Paypal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors - first announced the idea of a Hyperloop in a 57-page white paper in August 2013.

In his original envisioning, Mr Musk imagined the system transporting people between Los Angeles and San Francisco- a distance of about 400 miles (645 km) - in 30 minutes.

Shortly after the announcement he handed the concept over to the public for anyone to develop, saying that he was too busy with other projects.

Since then hundreds of engineers have contributed ideas to the project during their spare time.
Mr Musk has described the design as a cross between Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey table.
Hyperloop to be built in Central California next year - BBC News
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The future is coming. And not a word about taxpayer's dollars being involved. Although this is the type of project I don't mind seeing government money going into.

Hyperloop to be built in Central California next year - BBC News
I'd love to have this dude's money! I wonder how long until we can be "beamed up"?

if these things work out I bet the airlines take a big hit..

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I'd love to have this dude's money! I wonder how long until we can be "beamed up"?

if these things work out I bet the airlines take a big hit..
The tech looks like its solid. The models have worked out. It's actually very logical. And screw the airlines, they are an archaic, unsustainable form of transportation that have been ripping us off for far to long.
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The tech looks like its solid. The models have worked out. It's actually very logical. And screw the airlines, they are an archaic, unsustainable form of transportation that have been ripping us off for far to long.
it will be like the tubes at the bank ZIPPPPP! I wonder if it will make your ears pop?
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