Just a short while ago, the hyperloop concept seemed a bit … well, fruity. I remember when Elon Musk came out with the concept back in 2012. He was a bit cagey about how it would work, but claimed it could radically cut the time it takes to get from San Fransisco to Los Angeles.
Five years later, 11 hyperloop projects are being discussed across the US. And there are more outside the US. Indeed, the first may be built as part of the Dubai port complex. We have moved from whacky to mainstream very quickly.
Here Elon Musk describes why this is so appealing – I like when he laughs and says 2I swear it’s not that hard!”