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Elon Musk sees a future full of tubes and so should you

Elon Musk Tube Future

Today Elon Musk unveiled his plans to build his Hyper Loop rapid transit system. In a funny turn, the concept is an old one. Using the similar design to the old Beach pneumatic rail transit systems created in New York city in the 1850’s. In this above ground elevated evolution of the BPRS, passenger capsules would travel at 700+ miles per hour in a zero-pressure tube creating a possible near frictionless transit. In Elon Musk’s SpaceX white paper on the project a trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco would only take 30 minutes

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