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How Long, Hyperloop?

We humans are still not stopping, and probably we would never stop, on trying to make our lives easier and more efficient. Perhaps one of the best examples of human progress is the inventions with regards to transportation that we have made across thousands of years. From the invention of the wheel which would then pave the way to chariots and stagecoaches, we now have cars which can roam smooth or rough lands. Truly, we have gone far from where we once were. But I believe we still have much to go.

Now that we have become busy people, we know how much time is worth, and some of us would gladly spend more money if it would mean less of their time would be spent. And that is why the Hyperloop is one of the most attractive concepts up to this day.

"If you're able to go from one city to another, going at a max speed of 670 miles per hour or 1,080 kilometers per hour, and you're able to do that, instead of in three to five hours depending on traffic, in under 30 minutes -- that creates huge socio-economic benefits that are equivalent or exponential to the creation of the plane or the train, as an example," says Ryan Kelly, head of marketing and communications for Virgin Hyperloop One.

Sure, traveling by airplane is generally swift, but, says Sebastien Gendron, co-founder and CEO of TransPod, Hyperloop will combine "the frequency of the subway with the speed of the aircraft."

The only question is: how long until Hyperloop is here?

(Image Credit: Hyperloop Transportation Technologies)


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