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    Hyperloop

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    Quote Originally Posted by gg_wants_a_tesla View Post
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    I thought it was hyperloop. Either way, sounds intriguing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gg_wants_a_tesla View Post
    I want my Hyperlube transport now; EVs are so 2008
    Hyperloop. Me thinks vacuum travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCW-Greg View Post
    Hyperloop. Me thinks vacuum travel.
    I've always thought the vacuum mail tubes would be fun? to ride in.
    how about a tube that was an electromagnetic coil, solar powered with a magnetic train. just sayin

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    He also said storing energy overnight. So a pressurized tube makes more sense to me. You'd need some kind of "airlock" system at the stations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zextraterrestrial View Post
    I've always thought the vacuum mail tubes would be fun? to ride in.
    how about a tube that was an electromagnetic coil, solar powered with a magnetic train. just sayin
    Exactly! Kind of reminds me of one scene from Polar Express.

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    I read that article as well... interesting???

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdelta1000 View Post
    I read that article as well... interesting???
    If done at the right scale (not too big as costs would soar) to accommodate cars/trains of moderate size like 12 to 20 passengers at a time I could see this being a much safer form of mass transit.

    Even a 1/4 of the proposed max speed of 4K MPH would be much faster than the other 4 forms of transport.

    Considering natural disasters you could design the system to gracefully shut down very quickly. And allow for several feet of give when crossing tectonic faults.

    It would be very interesting to see this attempted over a stretch of 10 or 20 miles with a smaller vehicle to prove it's viability. Isn't there a worlds fair coming up?

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    Regarding tubes... He said something like "not exactly, but you're on the right track" when she mentioned the Jetsons. It didn't hit me 'til this morning. He might have meant close in the sense that she should have said Futurama.
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