When Elon Musk first announced his vision for Hyperloop back in August 2013, everyone thought he was mad.
In fairness, it did sound insane. People shuttled along like bank deposit boxes at the drive thru, except at insanely rapid speeds. San Francisco to Los Angeles in 35 minutes, traveling at 700 mph.
Musk himself wasn’t going to build it, but instead released his plans online and told people to have at it.
Many did, which brings us to toady.
Today, Hyperloop One (formerly Hyperloop Technologies), a company with ties to Musk (although one he is technically not a part of) unveiled and demoed its propulsion system.
WOOOOSH, look at it go.
Hyperloop’s coming, and it’s coming fast. According to Motherboard’s Jason Kobler, who is there, the company will be testing their propulsion system on a two mile track later in the year and it will be able to reach 400 mph in two seconds.
Then? Global domination.
Fuck outta here airplanes. We’ve had it up to here with your bullshit.
That is until someone hijacks the Hyperloop and then we gotta all take our shoes off at Hyperloop security.
That’s gonna be a pain.