Does anyone still watch star trek? Why you ask? Because you recall these folks use to ‘beam’ themselves to and from the starship all the time in their adventures across the distant galaxies.
We might not get there yet, but close. New technologies such as hyperlooping is being developed. And if this article is to be believed, one would be able to make the journey from London to Edinburgh in 45 minutes! Wow, that’s almost like Scottie beaming you up!
How does this technology work and is it safe?
Well according to what we can find out from the web (assuming it is not fake news), folks sitting in a pod placed into a near vacuum tube will be propelled at more than supersonic speeds. Now you might have all seen movies where people being hurled at high G-forces look like…
Will this be how you would feel and look like as you hurtle through the tube? LOL. Heheh, well we don’t look like that when we fly in a plane right? So, nah don’t expect to be like that in a hyperloop too…hmm…
Of course this technology is still in developmental stages. It will take some time to build the vacuum tubes over the vast
differences distances. Just like the laying of pipelines. And then there will be the testing for safety etc. All-in, it might be a few more years before we can smell the exhaust of the pods.
Here’s to new technology. Will you take a ride on a hyperloop when it becomes operational?