Who wants to be shot through a tube at 760 mph?
This week, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk (of Tesla and PayPal fame) unvieled his concept for futuristic transport: the Hyperloop.
The Hyperloop will take you from San Francisco to LA in 30 mins. You’ll travel through a tube on a cushion of air. It’s faster than a plane, cheaper than a train and solar-powered!
All that sounds cool, but here’s what the science fiction writer in me loves about the Hyperloop 1) Pushing the boundaries and thinking outside the box 2) The chance that we might actually see this thing (or ride on it) in the next decade and 2) it’s cool name!! I wish I’d thought of it for something in one of my stories!!
Musk has already proven he can come up with awe-inspiring ideas and make them happen. It makes me so excited to think of all the other ideas we can come up with to make travel cheaper, faster, more efficient and better for the environment.
So, do you think we’ll see Hyperloops all around the world one day? Anyone keen to take a ride on one?
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Anna Hackett loves action movies, sci-fi shows, short stories, writing her own romantic adventures, her wonderful husband and her little man. You can find her at all the usual places: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads