What is this I hear??? Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk released a plan for a futuristic transportation idea called the Hyperloop. What he is proposing, is the transportation of traveler on a cart inside a tube with reduced air pressure. The reduced air pressure will allow the cart to go at speeds close to the speed of sound, reminiscent of how George Jetson use to get around. Similar to how Georgi koskov got out of Czechoslovakia in the movie “in living daylight”! (for all you bond fanatics out there!)
Los Angeles to San Francisco is a 6 hour drive (if you are following the speed limit!). With California traffic, it could be 6.5 hours. You can get their in 1.5 hours if you go by air, but then you have to buy your ticket online, get to the airport 30 minutes before take off. Stand in line to remove your belt, shoes, earrings and even toothpaste at security. Then lounge around in the waiting area until you are asked to board. What about trains?? forget about it. Isn’t it time for innovation in Mass transportation? Think about it, trains have been around since the 1800s, earlier if you consider their predecessor, the wagonways. The invention of automobiles can also be traced back to the 15th century when the likes of Da Vinci and many other learned gentlemen were designing transportation conduits. Of course, we all know the Wright brothers innovated the first airplane way back in 1907. So what next? Teleporting, just like in the movie star trek?
Well that might be a little too ambitious for 2013, but we at Smile and Mobile believe that it is time for America to get ambitious again. Maybe teleporting might be a few decades aways, but transporting us in a tube can work!. If it is feasible, why don’t we do it? Why don’t we leap forward to new levels much like the wright brothers did in 1907. Right now in California they are trying implement high speed rail, with expected completion date of 2025!!!! So let me get this straight, in the year 2025, the United States of America will have upgraded the train system in its largest state to technology that China, Japan, France, South Korea and Russia have had for the past 20 years!!!!! You have got to be kidding me!
No! This is why we seriously have to take the Hyperloop idea seriously, it is a leap forward in mass transit. The tube will be powered by solar energy, and they could be constructed in the air or underground. You will be able to transport people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes, with a cart leaving the Hyperloop terminal every thirty seconds and America would be doing what it does best, blazing trails instead of playing copy cat. We endorse this idea at Smile and Mobile, not just because we think its freaking cool, but because it will allow us to do what we do best, and you know what that is…………………………………………..Stay Mobile (at the speed of sound!).