(TELEGRAPH) — It is called “The Hyperloop” and, according to the designer, it will be a revolutionary “fifth mode” of transport, eclipsing trains, planes, boats and automobiles.
The “cross between Concorde, a rail gun and an air hockey table” will deliver passengers between U.S. cities faster than the speed of sound.
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The history of transport is replete with dreamers who have concocted such schemes for getting people from A to B in previously unimagined haste. And many of them have remained just that, impractical ideas on a drawing board that will never see the light of day.