Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
  MMA Playground 4.0 is live!     Returning members: check out the patch notes     New members: visit our getting started guide, read the FAQ's and start playing!

Future Travel: NY to Los Angeles in 45 Minutes

Print  
Posted By Message

Shawn91111

The MMAPlayground's Co-Creator

Shawn91111 Avatar
16
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,489
Career:2,606-1,363
Joined:Sep 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
1,054
Traveling across the country or the world via any modern mode of transportation is a time-consuming affair. It can also be really annoying with the long lines, crying babies, armrest hogs, cramped space, etc. Would it not be the most awesome invention ever if some new type of transportation could cut that travel time significantly?
Get ready, because it may only be a few years from becoming a reality. A company called ET3 has plans in the works for the Evacuated Tube Transport, a high-speed transportation tube that uses magnetic levitation. The ETT can travel at speeds of up to 4,000 miles per hour, and each tube seats a maximum of six people and comes with a baggage compartment. How does it go so fast? It's airless and frictionless and could have you from New York to Los Angeles in 45 minutes, as opposed to the nearly five hours a direct flight would take. It could even have you depart from New York and be in Beijing in two hours.
The tubes would be set up like freeways to prevent crowding and traffic congestion problems. Plus, ET3 claims that passengers need not worry about feeling discomfort while traveling at such high speeds. The high velocity at which the tubes move is equal to 1G of force at top speed, which is similar to the force felt by someone traveling in a car on the freeway.
Daryl Oster, the founder and CEO of ET3, says that he got the idea for the tube transport system when he visited China back in the 1980s.
When and if the tubes make their debut in the next decade, they will initially be used to transport cargo, not people.










LINK

_______________________________________
In 2006 I had a vision to create a fantasy MMA site, thus the Playground was born

Post #1   5/31/13 4:12:49PM   

tcunningham

Combat Sport and Fitness

tcunningham Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:3,255
Career:508-351
Joined:Sep 2009
Chips:
636
this would be really cool but i dont see them getting the nod from the feds anytime soon. something about sending people through a tube at 4k miles per hour seems like there will have to be some ridiculous safety precautions. then again, a shit load of people flying through the air in a 747 piloted by 2 people and cruising 35k feet above earth is kinds crazy when i think about too.

_______________________________________

Post #2   5/31/13 5:22:18PM   

jae_1833

TTTHS

jae_1833 Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:7,852
Career:2,510-1,592
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,014
That's pretty cool, hop I get to see it actually in service before I die (kind of like the EFV).

Post #3   6/1/13 4:39:27PM