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Plans for the Hyperloop, a high-speed transit system linking Los Angeles and San Francisco, have been released. Would you use such a system to get from one town to another?

ABC News U.S. 2013/08/13 01:00:00
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It may not be faster than a speeding bullet (around 761 miles per hour), but Elon Musk's Hyperloop transportation plan for shuttling travelers between Los Angeles and San Francisco comes close. Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, has tweeted that he'll reveal more about this high-speed system at 4:30 ET today.



Musk's Hyperloop is more than just a flight of fancy. Back at the All Things D conference in June, he described it as "a cross between a Concord, a rail gun and an air hockey table."

The Hyperloop is said to go from one city to the other in less than half an hour, making better time than commercial airplanes flying between the two California cities. No announcement has been made on exactly how much Hyperloop would cost commuters, but Musk has previously said that it would be cheaper than today's airline and train tickets. He's also said that his project would be solar powered.

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  • roger.wee.37 9 hours ago
    Yes.
    roger.wee.37
    Check out China's Global high speed rail plan. http://www.forbes.com/sites/s...
    If all the countries would to pitch in for this project, it will definately improves the world's economy. Imagine the amount of industries it would have to use to get this project operational.
  • i.bele 2014/07/19 23:52:32
    Yes.
    i.bele
    First, try "new" high-speed transit system and, secondly, support GDP, again, saving time and costs, all of which are a default "premise", the "I am rich".
  • DODO 2014/03/04 19:15:19
    Yes.
    DODO
    THIS COMPANY SHOULD CONTACT THE MEXICO CITY TRANSPOIRTATION AUTHORITY, AND TEACH THEM A BETTER WAY TO COMUTE.MEXICO CITY'S SYSTEM SUCKS.
  • hippie 2013/12/12 16:28:55
    Yes.
    hippie
    we should atleast giv it a try!!
  • bob 2013/09/10 14:53:54
    I don't know.
    bob
    well concerning hyperloop i think i would end up getting hyperpoop i mean would it be safe at that speed. if it floated on rails like electromagnetic I suppose that would be safe but conventional rails dont think so.
  • Shambhu P.Joshi 2013/08/26 10:42:28
    Yes.
    Shambhu P.Joshi
    New invention is not to be left unused. I wish to be part of it.
  • Matthew Blacker (PWCM~JLA) 2013/08/25 16:09:03
    No.
    Matthew Blacker (PWCM~JLA)
    Being dependent on public transportation is a step-down to me. I like to drive my own vehicle.
  • dave l Matthew... 2013/08/26 22:51:52
    dave l
    Right..
  • Swany 2013/08/25 15:02:48
    I don't know.
    Swany
    CA will be a dead zone within the next 5 to 7 years. fukushima coverup death fukushima coverup death
  • Matthew... Swany 2013/08/25 16:10:24
    Matthew Blacker (PWCM~JLA)
    You seem to say the same thing over and over. Were you terribly disappointed when the Mayan calendar predictions of doom didn't come to fruition?
  • Swany Matthew... 2013/08/25 17:52:18
    Swany
    When the uranium mine I worked at in Colorado shut down I bought one of their Geiger counters. It still works. I'm going with current CPM readings because one can't see, taste or feel radiation. man is it "hot" out west, I moved. My brother couldn't believe it. He died of cancer x-mas day.
    I called BS on the mayan calender and won a six pack of beer. For me only empirical evidence will do.
  • Matthew... Swany 2013/08/25 18:26:37
    Matthew Blacker (PWCM~JLA)
    So the geiger counter is "hot" in all of the west? How is it that you seem to be the only one to make mention of it?
  • Swany Matthew... 2013/08/25 19:40:23
    Swany
    I'm not. Obama ordered the shut down the stations on the west coast in March 2011 (that info is still online for some reason). Berkly and Stanford U are still testing but must comply with govt gag orders or face cuts in funding and prosecution. Although I agreed to never say what I did out there I worked at the INL site in Idaho, so it's imposable to BS me about what's going on at Fukushima. govterment cencor
  • Matthew... Swany 2013/08/25 19:45:47
    Matthew Blacker (PWCM~JLA)
    Oh. I didn't realize you were referring to fallout from the Japanese disaster. I apologize. I thought you were implying the government is purposely radiating the west.
  • Wayland Smith 2013/08/22 23:00:17
    Yes.
    Wayland Smith
    So it's a maglev train. China have had these for 10yrs now. No moving parts so there's minor maintenance and they're long lasting. Lots less electricity so they're better for the environment. To me these are the future of travel. Jacque Fresco's design can reach 3500km/h - 2170mph. You could go from US to UK in 2hrs max. So why's this three times slower?
  • phinetta chinn 2013/08/22 15:23:24 (edited)
    Yes.
    phinetta chinn
    http://abcnews.go.com/Technol...


    Oh hell yes...the video looks like you can lay down as well!
    I would definitely ride a hyperloop as long its above ground and covered all the way around, from the rail to the top...I don't have to see the scenery, just get me where I need to go and fast!
  • MisterOriginal 2013/08/20 00:07:35
    No.
    MisterOriginal
    Prefer to maintain a low carbon footprint.
  • zadode10 2013/08/19 17:28:51
  • brettw97 2013/08/18 22:41:56
    No.
    brettw97
    The problem with trains, high speed, and even the hyperloop, is the fact that the population density is small compared to other places with this type of transportation compared with the rest of the world, China, India, and Europe. Great technology but the maintenance to cover a system of supportable cities separated by such large distances makes these projects difficult in the United States.
  • Michael 2013/08/18 20:03:48
    No.
    Michael
    +1
    There is no such thing.
  • Cat 2013/08/18 03:42:24
    Yes.
    Cat
    i live dangerously
  • makosa10 2013/08/17 18:01:45
  • Cher 2013/08/17 05:53:15
    Yes.
    Cher
    If I lived in California yeah I think I really would their gas prices are nuts..
  • Jennifer Bourne 2013/08/16 22:38:58
    Yes.
    Jennifer Bourne
    If I could afford it and if it got me where I wanted to go.
  • R ~In Harry Potter I Trust~ 2013/08/16 19:17:52
    Yes.
    R ~In Harry Potter I Trust~
    I think it would be pretty cool :3
  • dilasa10 2013/08/16 18:55:13
  • Wohuz 2013/08/16 14:09:40
    Yes.
    Wohuz
    Of course, I love high-speed.
  • Alice Rodriguez~PWCM~JLA 2013/08/15 14:15:25
    Yes.
    Alice Rodriguez~PWCM~JLA
    It has its pros and cons just as everything else in this world does. I think it would be a great step in future transportation world wide. It will also be echo friendly. Now if they can fund it with out taking tax dollars and putting the government in more debt that is another thing.
  • mylegs 2013/08/15 08:51:19
    Yes.
    mylegs
    Hopefully they can master this so I can have an hour train ride to Tokyo from seattle. Oh and maybe have it stop off at Hawaii too.
  • Nicholas DeShane 2013/08/15 07:56:16
  • onetirednurse 2013/08/15 06:14:38 (edited)
    Yes.
    onetirednurse
    It would be years before that technology makes it to Texas. But it would be nice to travel from city to city on it in Texas since the cities are so spread out. As it is he can work all the kinks out of the system running between LA and SF. Then take across the nation..
  • Mantic 2013/08/15 05:24:13
    Yes.
    Mantic
    Even though I'm not likely to have much to do in San Francisco or Los Angeles, the concept is fascinating.

    They should make a TV show to promote it, like Supertrain (number 28 on TV Guide's list of the 50 worst TV shows of all time). Since a single trip between cities will be about the length of a half-hour show, the episodes could be done in realtime like 24.
  • NakedRei 2013/08/15 04:24:18
    No.
    NakedRei
    +1
    I have no need to visit either city.
  • james.savik 2013/08/15 02:09:38
    Yes.
    james.savik
    Yes. I like it.
  • joe.ecosapien 2013/08/15 01:51:13
    Yes.
    joe.ecosapien
    Elon Musk enjoys tremendous amount of credibility as an engineering mind and an entrepreneur. I am so glad to see him throwing his weight ( and brains) behind California's super speedy transportation system. Can't wait to see it become a reality.
  • lady_c5_loadmaster 2013/08/15 00:10:32
    No.
    lady_c5_loadmaster
    It is a total waster of taxpayer money and to get from LA to SF the train is going up the center of the state instead of along the coast. The first 35 miles of track is going from point nowhere to point nowhere.
  • TheNightFly 2013/08/14 22:01:53 (edited)
    Yes.
    TheNightFly
    As long as it's cheap, punctual, and dependable. It doesn't have to be high speed.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2013/08/14 20:51:18
    No.
    Lady Whitewolf
    I read a book called "The Starchild Triliogy" a long time ago, and int he book they had something like this.... except they had round spheres instead of trainlike things. Do you know HOW MANY things can go wrong with this?

    Crashes
    Tube implosions
    Fires.

    It all sounds too risky to me.
  • mylegs Lady Wh... 2013/08/15 08:54:01
    mylegs
    And yet it would probably still be more safe than driving a car.
  • wes 2013/08/14 20:33:11
    I don't know.
    wes
    Can the human body really endure that kind of acceleration/deceleration within a half hour time span, I read this morning that it would reach 800 mph, I dont know

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