August 13, 2013
The World's 5 Wackiest Transportation Projects
Elias Groll, Foreign Policy
If it all sounds too good to be true, that's probably because it is. Musk says that he doesn't plan to actually build the railway, and that he's releasing his design as an open-source tool. The Hyperloop now joins a storied history of pie-in-the-sky transportation projects, all of which at one point or another promised to revolutionize transportation. With an active imagination, some engineering talent, and a bloated ego, the impossible becomes a tantalizing possibility. Sometimes these projects come to fruition; other times they don't.
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