Elon Musk in a genius -- from SpaceX to Tesla to Paypal -- he has us inventing like almost no one else can.
Now his concept of the Hyperloop is once again breaking all preconceptions of travel on Earth.
Forget planes, trains, automobiles, and boats--Musk's promised open source plans would take us from New York to Los Angeles in under 45 minutes!
The system would be built based on the following premises:
- Safer in that it never crashes and is immune to weather
- Faster than any Earth transportation available today
- Cheaper than air travel
- Better using self-powered solar panels and energy storage
In business school, we were taught to think in terms of better, faster, cheaper--what's amazing about Musk is he has a track record of not just thinking it, but making it so.
While the Hyperloop doesn't exist today, I find it awfully exciting to think that one day, it will.
On the plus side, Elon Musk makes George Jetson our reality; on the minus side, now we have no reason not to visit the in-laws. ;-)
(Source Photo: here with attribution to booknews)