Source: Yahoo News
quote: 4 kmph
quote: There's no such thing as 'kmph'.
quote: It's not metric at all.
quote: Most likely not going to happen in my lifetime.
quote: Communism used money
quote: Would you work a 90 hour week if you got absolutely nothing for it but the bare necessities? I wouldn't. I work hard because I believe in a system where hard work can result in long term gain. Notice I said CAN not WILL.
quote: Sure there will be some limitations but even you can understand you can't have 13 billion people on the planet and then give each one of them a 5 football field estate (*cough*holodeck*cough*).
quote: 4000 MPH was doable back in 1974 with the technology we had then
quote: Musk estimated the LA-SF hyperloop to cost $6B, or 1/10th the cost of the proposed high speed rail. That's roughly $3000 per foot.
quote: install solar panels along the entire length of it. That would make it entirely self-sufficient energywise, and would in fact generate an awful lot of power that could be stored in batteries or other storage means along the way, or fed back into the grid
quote: run superconducting high-voltage wires along the way to improve grid efficiency and robustness
quote: run fiber along the way for more bandwidth
quote: design is fairly unobtrusive with low land footprint
quote: You'd need an evacuated tube (no atmosphere to create drag) a couple thousand miles long,
quote: I could see a San Francisco to Vegas line being quite profitable as a first step...
quote: I read somewhere that Elon HATES I-405 traffic like everyone else in LA.
quote: Is there anything Elon Musk can't do?
quote: For those who hate the _________ between Los Angeles and San Francisco, or the long _________ from the East Coast to the West Coast, the _________ will come in handy. It's an _________ that would contain _________ capable of fitting up to six _________. Within the _________, the _________ would travel with a _________ for a "_________-less" ride. The _________ would travel at about _________ MPH, successfully taking _________ from San Francisco to Los Angeles (and vice versa) in about 30 _________. Traveling from California to the East Coast would take under _________. You're probably thinking that such high-speed _________ would be way more _________ than flying by _________ or driving by _________. According to Yahoo News, using the _________ from California to New York would cost about _________. Now you may be thinking that something like this likely won't _________ anytime soon. Wrong again. Colorado-based company ET3 has been _________ on a project called the Evacuated _________, which works very similarly to the _________ idea.