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Old 06-08-2015, 08:01 PM
 
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:33 AM
 
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Its been awhile since I've heard any update regarding this. Good to see it is still being pursued and obviously taken very seriously.
This is looking more promising as the future of travel. If viable it will seriously influence human society and relations. Imagine leaving your home on the beach in LA or San Fran and commuting for 2 hours to work in Manhattan, NY. Or leaving you home in NYC for a 2 hour commute to the office in London or Paris. A quick weekend trip to Rome, Japan, Brazil in the span of a few hours.
It would be an achievement that would constitute a truly historically transformative technology.


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Old 06-20-2015, 07:20 AM
 
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It would be an achievement that would constitute a truly historically transformative technology.
I think a priority for the next decade should be to build a neutrally buoyant tunnel that people can ride through in pods. Toronto to Niagara Falls (32 miles),Boston to Cape Cod (45 miles) Detroit to Cleveland (80 miles), Miami to Freeport (100 miles) Miami to Nassau (175 miles).

The Toronto to Niagara Falls would be the shortest. If you could do the crossing at 100 mph then transfer to a bus for the last 11 miles to the falls you should be able to do the entire trip in less than an hour. It wouldn't be much faster than the 90 miles by road, but it would be a reasonable length to develop the construction techniques.

We need some experience at slow speeds so that we can be more confident about building a neutrally buoyant tunnel at supersonic speeds.
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:04 PM
 
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You should definitely talk with some venture capitalists about that.
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