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Hyperloop - Proposed Highspeed Transit System between LA and SF

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The long drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco is anything but short. It takes at least 5 hours to complete and requires an enormous amount of patience.

Thankfully when the mundaneness of life manifests itself into an utter annoyance, you can always count on science to come up with a solution—at least that’s what California billionaire Elon Musk has done.

Musk, who is one of the founding members of PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla, has revealed his vision for a superfast, space-aged “Hyperloop” transport system to take people from LA to SF in one hot, 30-minute trip. The project is estimated to take 7 to 10 years to construct and cost up to $12 billion. If built, the system will be able to transport up to 28 passengers in each pod, with the additional ability to even carry vehicles. Musk likens the technology to that of a “Concorde, rail gun and air-hockey table”. However, as cool as the project may sound, there are still a few kinks to be worked out, such as the safety of the transportation system, the cost, convenience, and resistance to weather complications.

At the moment, Musk is reaching out to the public for solutions on how to improve the given design, as well as soliciting financial support from the state. If everything works out, we can only imagine how dope that would be— it might even inspire a song about riding along Pacific Coast Highway in a rocket. That'd be the illest futuristic shit evah.

via: Space X