Author Topic: A step in the direction of the HYPERLOOP  (Read 1252 times)

A step in the direction of the HYPERLOOP
« on: September 27, 2013, 09:20:03 AM »
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The Hyperloop may not be such a long shot after all. Thanks to a community of enthusiasts who have gathered around the concept on the entrepreneurial collaboration platform JumpStartFund, Elon Musk's theorized high-speed tube transport system will soon have its own corporation behind it.

"We want to be the ones that actually make things happen," Dirk Ahlborn, CEO and co-founder of JumpStartFund, said in an interview Wednesday. "So of course we need to create a corporation. Whoever decides to dedicate more time to this than just logging onto the platform deserves to be part of this company."

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Offline aitm

Re: A step in the direction of the HYPERLOOP
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2013, 10:20:11 AM »
I don't know if I could ever get in one of those. Firstly I have a mild claustrophobia, second I have a real problem with being able to escape in case of fire...I don't mind dropping out of the sky at 300 mph but burning up in a tube gets me  the heeby jeebies.
A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust

Re: A step in the direction of the HYPERLOOP
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2013, 02:40:37 PM »
No sweat. They'll give you virtual reality goggles, and pipe in porn just for you.  :P

Offline stromboli

Re: A step in the direction of the HYPERLOOP
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2013, 09:58:29 PM »
I like the idea they are considering alternate proposals. My take on Elon Musk is that he is pretty self-involved and not big on outside influences. Maybe I'm wrong.

Offline Solitary

Re: A step in the direction of the HYPERLOOP
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2013, 11:25:47 PM »
Quote from: "aitm"
I don't know if I could ever get in one of those. Firstly I have a mild claustrophobia, second I have a real problem with being able to escape in case of fire...I don't mind dropping out of the sky at 300 mph but burning up in a tube gets me  the heeby jeebies.



That was the first thing that came to my mind also. I think I'd be OK moving, but if it stopped I'm not sure---and a fire forgetaboutit! :shock:  8-[  Solitary
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