Is the Hyperloop Really the Future of Transportation?

Everything that Elon Musk touches seems to turn to gold…but what about the Hyperloop? Is it really the future of transportation???

If you thought the concept of people traveling between cities – or even across the nation – in a matter of minutes was just a bit of Jetsons science fiction fantasy, wait until you hear about the mysterious Hyperloop from Elon Musk – a man that some now consider to be the world’s greatest living entrepreneur. At the recent All Things D conference, Elon Musk spoke cryptically about a revolutionary new form of transportation that’s one part Concorde, one part railgun, and one part air hockey table. And, according to Musk, it could forever change the way we think about transportation…

Watch here: the history of tube travel, and consider the implications of a “fifth mode of_transportation.”

Imagine the possibilities if Musk really is right. What if it’s really possible to build a Hyperloop? What if the Hyperloop somehow integrated the Tesla electric car concept, a nationwide network of charging stations, and existing transportation infrastructure into something radically new and different? One thing is certain – our nation’s transportation infrastructure is badly flawed now, whether it’s planes, trains or automobiles. Here’s hoping that Elon Musk’s Hyperloop can lead the U.S. into a brave new age of transportation that’s cheap, fast, weatherproof, crash-proof and always on time. If anyone can do it, it’s Elon Musk

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