The Reason Why The Hyperloop Idea Was Doomed 41 Years Ago Already
Aug 13, 2013 13:28
The Hyperloop is a low-pressure system that uses air pressure to send capsules through a bunch of metal tubes, in a straight line presumably. The method would cut down the travel time drastically.
But tech aside, the real problem to this is political.
In 1972, a Rand scientist named, R.M. Salter, came up with his own version of the Hyperloop calling it the "Very High Speed Transit System" or VHST for short. It uses electromagnetically levitated cars in an underground vacuum sealed tubes to transport people around in a short period of time. "The technical problems associated with the VHST development are
manifold and difficult — but no scientific breakthroughs are required."
Musk thinks this idea isn't feasible because it's impossible to keep a 700 mile stretch of tubing vacuum sealed. "All it takes is one leaky seal or a small crack somewhere in the hundreds of miles of tube and the whole system stops working," says Musk
Salter explains that developing the VHST was the hardest part, not dreaming it. He said. "History has shown that some obvious projects like tunneling under the English Channel proposed in the time of Napoleon can be delayed for centuries because of political pressure."
Musk's Hyperloop will probably face the same issues.
To mitigate that, Musk envisions the Hyperloop to be built on pylons along the highway.
But even if he could get all of that done, Musk has too much on his plate already. He won't have time for the Hyperloop.
You must have come across the term ‘virtual phone number’ in the recent past. This has gained a lot of popularity over the last few years but there are a lot of people who are unsure as to what it is all about. Initially it was considered to be a number on the internet that mainly revolves around internet based activity. Sadly, only a certain part of that is correct. Read more
These days the world of business is on the internet. If you are competitor in the industry, you need to have a strong online presence in order to sustain in the competition. One of the best ways to ensure that you have the correct online presence is by having a good business app. Read more
While it is easy to recover data in case of an operating system crash, it is not the same in the event of a PC or a Laptopcrash where data is deleted due to bad blocks, partition corruption, hard drive failure, etc. It becomes a real problem and a top priority over everything else. Read more