(CNN) -- Elon Musk wants to revolutionize transportation. Again. The serial entrepreneur envisions a future where mag-lev trains in enormous pneumatic tubes whisk us from Los Angeles to New York in 45 minutes. Need to be in Beijing tomorrow? No problem. It's a two-hour ride away. As crazy as it sounds, Musk is merely updating an idea that's been around since the early 1900s, and at least one company is working on a functional prototype. But according to Wired sources, his involvement won't be nearly as hands-on as Musk's other endeavors at Tesla Motors and SpaceX
Originally posted by WormwoodSquirm
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Wow! I am thrilled to death that this is coming! I wish the world would stop fighting wars that cost millions of lives and trillions of dollars and instead focus efforts on projects like this that will bring the world together.
How do you think this will influence togetherness of the planet? When you can be anywhere on the planet in just a few hours where would you go more often? This is exactly what the world needs. It costs 1/4 as much to build these as it does a highway! Enough said. Lets do it!
edit on 19-7-2013 by WormwoodSquirm because: fixed caps