The astonishing Hyperloop travel has gained plenty of fans, but so far nobody has offered to back this super quick travel idea, according to an Aug. 25 North Jersey.com report. Elon Musk came up with the Hyperloop travel idea, which promises to get travelers hundreds of miles in mere minutes.
The Hyperloop would accomplish this super fast feat by propelling passengers forward at around 700 miles per hour in capsules in almost air free tubes. That part scares many people. Where will the tubes be? How will they stand up to the environment? How will they fit into the environment? So many questions, but not very many solutions.
The idea for the first Hyperloop was to connect San Francisco with Los Angeles. The trip would take just 30 minutes, which is astonishingly fast. There are many pluses to this type of quick travel. It seems like it is the closest to Star Trek transporting that humans will be able to get for a long time.
Unfortunately, Elon Musk does not seem terribly interested in putting up the $6 billion to fund the project. Also, he does not want to go through the red tape hassle of getting political backing either, which is not surprising. However, if projects like the Hyperloop are not funded sometime in the near future, then new ways of travel will not emerge, and humans will be stuck with the modes they have now, which is air travel and car travel.
The U.S. is lacking in public transportation, and something like the Hyperloop could change the entire economy of the country. Travel this quick would open up a whole new world of possibilities. It is worth pursuing this and other high speed travel ideas. It is sad that the political red tape is such that nobody is interested in putting funding into this idea.