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JCC Hyperloop Alpha - LA to San Fran in 30 minutes?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Miana Kenobi, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Reading through the proposal, it seems insane, straight out of science fiction, but also pretty genius.

    While I don't understand a lot of the engineering and physics, it seems like, if it works, this could really be an awesome new way to travel.

    http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/hyperloop_alpha-20130812.pdf


    What do you guys think; the next evolution in the way humans travel, or just some crazy science project?
     
  2. tom

    tom Chosen One star 8

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    this is going to be the biggest thing since the segway.
     
  3. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 10

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    Stop muscling in on VLM's turf. Though arguably this is still a bit too plausible.
     
  4. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SFTC VII + Deadpool Host/BOFF star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I'd imagine by the time that such technology is perfect/works well enough for mass use, I'll either be too old & incapacitated to travel on it, or I'll be dead*. Either way, it would be a great fundamental change in the way folks travel, so I hope that it does happen eventually.




    *The thought of using such a Hyperloop to travel from different ballparks to watch baseball games makes me want this to happen so, so much sooner.
    :p
     
  5. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    So basically this guy wants to build Val Kilmer's Bat-Tunnel Rocket Coffin thing.

    Hopefully it has spare cupholders.
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  6. LostOnHoth

    LostOnHoth Chosen One star 5

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    I thought the US was bankrupt? How can you pay for drones and a hyperloop? Priorities people, priorities.
     
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  7. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Force Ghost star 7

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    Sounds more legit than the e-cat.
     
  8. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Chosen One star 7

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    57 pages and no relevant maths to support the hypothesis. I call shenanigans.
     
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  9. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Sounds like a non-starter.
    We keep getting progressively fatter as a nation so imagine the cost of constantly having to install bigger tubes.
     
  10. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

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  11. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent No One star 10

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    China claims to have made the first real test

    Researchers tested the train along a roughly 1.25-mile track in the province of Shanxi in northern China. During the test, it reached speeds of up to 80 mph inside a "low vacuum tube," according to the report.
    The team is only getting started. The goal is to eventually construct a full-scale, 37-mile test track and have trains reach speeds of up to 621 mph.

    I just saw how old this thread is.

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  12. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Don’t China have plenty of above ground train networks? Ya know, connecting all the ghost cities.
     
  13. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and KENOBEEHHH Herald of SWTV and Lit star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Why would China want to build a train between LA and San Francisco with Elon Musk?
     
  14. ZanderSolo

    ZanderSolo Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Since its proposed by Musk, I'm assuming everyone who gets on it dies on the first run, after it jumps whatever it tracks are and mows down some houses and pets.

    Then he will say that was the Beta run.
     
  15. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Chosen One star 7

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    Communist plot.
     
  16. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    DOWN with Chinaloop
     
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  17. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 7

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    I'm sure no matter what, it'll still be completed before New York's East Side Access, connecting the Long Island Railroad to Grand Central Station.
     
  18. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 10

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    It took me almost a decade to be proven correct.
     
  19. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    A Wall Street Journal article just came out on Musk's Boring Company.



    China is building a ton of conventional high-speed rail. It's better than even the theoretical capabilities of a hyperloop especially in capacity.

    As a reminder, this is a "finished" "hyperloop" courtesy of Musk:

     
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