Jeff from ‘Becoming Adventure’ rides the maglev train from Shanghai to the airport at 420 km per hour.
Holy bullet train Batman! I must admit the prospect of speeding smoothly through space always seems appealing (as long as I am strapped in, with a camera rolling) but I am waiting for the day I can fly between Earth and the moon on solar powered ships for a little interstellar getaway. Sound farfetched? The future of travel is likely to seem as bizarre and wondrous to us as airplanes were to remote Amazonian tribes. And at the rate that technology is increasing we should well reach the Singularity, where the rate of progression is so large it is unquantifiable, within my life time.