Elon Musk unveils his plans for the Hyperloop

Originally posted on TED Blog:

A glimpse at the slope-fronted capsules of the Hyperloop. Image: Tesla Motors

A glimpse at the slope-fronted capsules of the Hyperloop. Image: Tesla Motors

In his TED2013 talk, Robert Gordon points out that in 1900, human beings could only travel as fast as a horse could pull them in a buggy, but by 1960, we could travel at 80% of the speed of sound, thanks to the Boeing 707. Since 1960, though, the needle on how fast we can travel hasn’t moved at all. But this could change.

[ted_talkteaser id=1695]Just now, fellow TED2013 speaker Elon Musk unveiled more details of his much-discussed blue-sky idea: the Hyperloop, a system to carry passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco, 382 miles or 615 km, in about 35 minutes — less than half the time it takes to fly between the two cities. While early rumors suggested the Hyperloop might connect Los Angeles and New York, and even New York and China, the alpha plans…

View original 496 more words

About these ads

About jgeekz

i never know what to put here im 19 born on november 28 1994 i live in SD i'm a extremely geeky nerd who's probably a bit mad welcome to my opinions about stuff
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Elon Musk unveils his plans for the Hyperloop

  1. The Hyperloop looks like the future of high speed travel, but it doesn’t really fix any current public transportation issues such as our crowded commuter trains and crowded train station parking lots across the country. Our BiModal Glideway would provide the same high speed travel while offering the freedom of a door to door commute, without the need to change trains, busses or leaving your car in an overcrowded, limited security parking station where it can be struck, broken into and possibly stolen.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s