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Hyperloop Debunked???

 
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AutomaticEarth



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:53 pm    Post subject: Hyperloop Debunked??? Reply with quote

Will Hyperloop happen???

Well, apparently Richard Branson is looking to sponsor it (it was in the Telegraph this week, but now can't find the link):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQXqeWKY2Fc
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/12/richard-branson-virgin-group-invests-hyperloop-one

His track record in investments like this doesn't seem great imo.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pointless.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why don't they just go for Maglev instead of HS2. Skip a technology and do as the Chinese are.

Why can't we get in on the ground floor of a new technology for a change instead of dragging ourselves in at the rear? I blame it on the dinosaur city and its poodles in the government addicted to trading bits of useless paper rather than investing in the real economy like we did in the industrial revolution and in Victorian times.

Thank goodness that we have people like Branson and Dyson and companies like Rolls Royce Aero Engines to carry the flag for British innovation. I bet they get their finance from abroad though.
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