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The hyperloop idea that Elon Musk announced to the public is making some baby steps towards becoming a reality. Okay, so no one is talking about how any kind of new train system still needs to get land use rights and political approval, but the technology is inching its way towards becoming more than just an idea on paper. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.
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Filed Under: elon musk, high speed rail, hyperloop, inductrack, magnetic levitation, magnets, transportation, vactrain
Companies: hendo, hyperloop one, hyperloop transportation technologies

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    JoeCool (profile), 13 May 2016 @ 1:36pm


    It always surprises me, and depresses me just a little, to see people say things like this. "Yeah, the Hyperloop sounds like a good idea, except for how they aren't considering [insert incredibly obvious thing here]."

    Does anyone really believe that? Does any rational person truly think that you can get together hundreds of very smart engineers to solve a specific problem, and they'll somehow all overlook something so obvious than John Q. Random Outsider notices it in an instant?

    Simply because they're not discussing land use deals and political approval in public--because the relevant negotiations are still underway--doesn't mean it's not happening.

    Yes, we do believe it because we've seen it over and over and over and over and over...

    For example, when Houston started on their light rail project, they forgot completely about land rights. Buying said rights was done at the last second, and therefore at a HUGE markup - to the tune of several BILLION dollars. If they had thought ahead like us John Q. Random Outsiders, they'd have bought the land rights quietly on the side WAY ahead of time, not the day before work was supposed to start.

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