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Originally posted by omega1
yea but the concord has to make a big arc, this train is following the shortest possible distance between the two cities.
I have thought of using vacums in much the same way. This whole idea is very possible, and even realistic if the money is there.
Originally posted by browha
Top scientists have seriously considered this plan and it is viewed as very feasibly... If they wanted to do it, there is no reason they couldnt, all the technology exists. Terrorist attacks arent really an issue if you're tunneling near or on the sea-bed, pressurising might be a slight issue, but it's all relative, think about when we go on trains, we only feel it when it accelerates/decelerates, and if we're strapped in tight enough that might solve the problem
Originally posted by KKing123
there's one big problem here...right in the middle of the atlantic there's what is basically one volcano in a line straight down the middle of the entire ocean....commonly known as the mid-atlantic ridge, its a place where 2 plates are created and go their seperate ways....there is absolutely no way you could cross it underground, it would be the same as swimming through magma, in fact, it would be quite literally the same
and again, it runs the entire middle of the atlantic ocean, go look at an undersea map some time
Originally posted by IronDogg
I doubt this will happen... I thought there are numerous "reports" in different news releases that suggest that England will be in a "Siberian-like" climate in 20 to 25 years with the coming severe climate changes that are supposed to happen... Who wants to build a multi trillion dollar tunnel to an ice world?
Originally posted by LuDaCrIs
There is no way this could happen. Climate cant change that much in sooo little time. It would take at least a hundred years for a climate to change so durastically.