BILLIONAIRE INVENTOR Elon Musk is set to unveil a mysterious new high-speed transportation technology. The Hyperloop will allegedly be cheaper than a bullet train, crash-proof, weather-proof, and could get people from LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes. The inventor and entrepreneur behind PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX says he’s too busy with other ventures to actually work on the Hyperloop, so he’s making the design open-source. He’s hoping that people can improve on his plans.
There’s some speculation that the Hyperloop is merely a jumbo version of the pneumatic tube that banks use to send cash to other parts of their building. Since we’re getting speculative here, I want to propose some better high-speed transportation technologies.