Hyperloops

@FayeHazel (19837)
United States
May 1, 2018 12:33pm CST
A new mode of travel may be available soon! And it's got a super cool name. Hyperloops! Richard Branson, is pushing for this new mode of travel to be unveiled in a few years. Now I had thought this Branson guy was with cell phone provider Virgin. That could be so because apparently these will be Virgin hyperloops. I'm proving what I know about major companies and CEOs - however one thing is for sure. Richard Branson has cool hair. So according to the article I've linked to below - these hyperloops will work by propelling capsules carrying people and cargo in under ground tubes. The whole thing will work by magnet power. The capsules will move along at speeds upwards of 700 miles per hour - faster than airtravel and cheaper too. As much as I am all for cheap travel - I think they will have to extensively test these hypertubes before I would feel safe being propelled around in a magnet capsule tube. What's your feelings about the Hyperloop? What's your favorite mode of travel?
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/29/richard-branson-wants-hyperloop-up-and-running-within-3-years.html
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@Kandae11 (40370)
1 May
I am claustrophobic - I don't even like airplanes.
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
2 May
Ah, this idea wouldn't be good for you then
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@marlina (77831)
• Canada
2 May
@Kandae11, Same here.
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• United Kingdom
2 May
Are you afraid to close your eyes?
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@mlgen1037 (29626)
• Manila, Philippines
1 May
I think Richard Branson mentioned about that in his book. He has very good product concepts and are doing very well. For me, I still go for a plane but maybe something faster than a plane. If this Hyperloop is better, then I go for it.
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
2 May
I did look up a little info about Branson, still don't know much about him though. Is he kind of like an inventor?
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• United Kingdom
2 May
@FayeHazel He's an entrepreneur. No qualifications, just a good eye for spotting business opportunities. Bit of a ladies man too. I hate him.
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@mlgen1037 (29626)
• Manila, Philippines
3 May
@FayeHazel I'm OK is right, he is an entrepreneur. Not really but he likes to do research and stuff. He has one now that involves space travel. He has a book entitled "Like A Virgin". Not sure if that is the title but will verify in a while.
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@TRBRocks420 (82501)
• Banks, Oregon
1 May
No way am I going in something that goes underground or that fast lol.
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
2 May
Lol. I wonder if it feels really fast - like in an airplane doesn't feel that quick
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@moffittjc (45207)
• Gainesville, Florida
2 May
Who is gong to pay for all these hyper loops to be installed? That thing is going to cost a fortune! I totally understand people who travel frequently for business taking advantage of these super-fast modes of travel, but when I travel I like to enjoy the journey, because that's half the fun of going somewhere! Plus, I love viewing the scenery of different places I travel to.
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
2 May
That makes me wonder, too. Who pays for it? How will the make room for it in already established areas? How long will it take for the investor to make money back? @iridion9 said this is already up and running in Dubai. I do tend to agree with you, like @Orson_Kart mentioned - train travel loved that, could see so much. Have you traveled by rail?
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• United Kingdom
2 May
@FayeHazel Hey, thanks for the mention. In train speak - Woo Woo!
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
3 May
@Orson_Kart All aboard :-)
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@Shellyann36 (11273)
• United States
2 May
It sounds very expensive to me to get up and running. How are the underground tunnels being built and what will the cost be? I like the idea of magnets and not using any sort of fossil fuels. It is an interesting concept.
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
2 May
It's a good question - about the underground tunnels. Actually very good point, I didn't even think but it is for sure a positive that fossil fuels aren't used - magnets in it's place
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@Shellyann36 (11273)
• United States
2 May
@FayeHazel I can see that with large cities like New York, the subway already has underground tunnels so places like that would be ahead of the game but other areas don't. It is an interesting concept though.
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
3 May
@Shellyann36 Ah yes, it makes one wonder how they would create the space, and would the hyperloop take the place of the subway, or be in addition to it
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@Orson_Kart (4485)
• United Kingdom
1 May
700mph? That's about the speed of sound. Too fast I think. I like a nice steady train journey where you can enjoy the scenery and maybe have a drink and a bite to eat. Possibly pluck up the courage to chat to the beautiful young lady opposite who has been eying you up for most of the journey. Oh, she has a squint and was in fact looking out of the window all the time. How embarrassing! How much was the pod ride?
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
2 May
I like the idea of high speed travel, but going that fast - it'd be pretty bad if something happened.... wonder what accident prevention they'll have. Like a giant air bag or something? Oh train! I almost forgot about that. I took one travel by rail - really liked it. Plenty of room to stretch out - scenery was amazing. Aw shucks. Maybe she just *said* she was looking out the window. ? ;-)
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• United Kingdom
2 May
@FayeHazel I am a big fan of steam trains and wish they would bring them back to run normal services. We have a few novelty lines which are fun, but I'd love to see the electric and diesel locos replaced. You'll not remember this but I used to love watching Casey Jones on tv. Lots of excitement every episode on his steam train.
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• United Kingdom
3 May
@FayeHazel Steam trains use fossil fuel to create the steam so out of favour these days. You should check out Casey. He's usually at the throttle of the Cannonball Express.
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@nela13 (8243)
• Portugal
2 May
I don't like the idea of traveling underground, what if something happens?
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
3 May
Good point. And going so fast it would be very bad if something did happen
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@nela13 (8243)
• Portugal
3 May
@FayeHazel it is something that terrifies me
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
4 May
@nela13 It's a good thing to be cautious
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@just4him (127043)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 May
I see what you mean by the hair, his voice is great too. He's got an interesting idea. I'd try it.
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
3 May
AH yes, if he gets tired of doing the business world - he could do voice work :-)
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@just4him (127043)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 May
@FayeHazel Definitely.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
1 May
Like self driving cars, I'll wait a long time until it's proven safe. Richard Branson is such a nice man. He once sent us free tickets for a flight to London.
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
2 May
When I was a teen, learning to drive - I used to wish for self driving cars. I agree though. There are a lot of things that would have to be worked out to make them safe. Oh that's cool - you know Branson? I like his relaxed style and his hair is cool... don't know much else about him though
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
2 May
@FayeHazel He seems like a nice man!
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@mandala100 (50415)
• Hong Kong
1 May
@FayeHazel Thank you for this information and for the given link my friend.
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
2 May
So welcome!
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@mandala100 (50415)
• Hong Kong
2 May
@FayeHazel Thanks again my friend.
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• United States
4 May
The thought of travelling that fast scares me.
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
4 May
So true. I wonder how it feels. Like in a plane - doesn't feel as fast as it really is....
@id_peace (7634)
• Singapore
4 May
I do like this idea
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
4 May
Has a lot of promise I think
@kepweng (18570)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
2 May
its time machines??
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
3 May
Alas - no. I wish though
@JudyEv (134769)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 May
I suppose that's okay but you wouldn't have time to view the scenery.
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
2 May
True, imagine it'd be one big blur
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@iridion9 (10005)
• Philippines
1 May
It's already available in Dubai.
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
2 May
Wow. You don't say? Can people travel on it? Have you tried it? What do you think about it?
@amadeo (73005)
• United States
1 May
I like to fly is my fav.Never herd of Hyperloop.What a word .I am going to check out the video there Faye.Thank you
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
2 May
SO welcome. Hyperloop - it's a fun name at least
@Corbin5 (115753)
• United States
1 May
Due to a fear of heights, but not a fear of underground, Hyperloops would be just fine for me. I prefer travel by car.
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@FayeHazel (19837)
• United States
2 May
Nothing quite like car travel. :-)
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