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View Diary: Elon Musk Unveils Hyperloop Ultra-Rapid-Transit Conceptual Work (247 comments)

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  •  Dude. People do not fucking care. (3+ / 0-)
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    ichibon, elwior, nirbama

    They drive on freeways where thousands of people die every year for no reason.

    •  And we know that while the (0+ / 0-)

      freeway is far more dangerous than taking a bus, or a train, or flying, that people fear those others much more than they fear driving. Because people are not rational. I have some doubt that people will be inclined to travel in a little vacuum tube at speeds approaching Mach 1. That is my instinct.

      •  There's no irrational basis to fear hyperloop. (5+ / 0-)

        You're not flying, so you're not going to fall out of the sky.  You're not driving, so you're not going to crash.  You're not on a train, so you can't derail.  If low pressure is violated, the pod slows down and stops.  Read the PDF.

        •  I think part of the issue for me is the (0+ / 0-)

          name hyperloop. Jeez. Perhaps if it were something like "Speedy Commuter Tube" I'd be less concerned. Hyperloop sounds like something that will take you on a journey through time, or into another dimension. I'd kill the name for starters.

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