California Delays High Speed Rail, and also Opposes SF to LA Hyperloop

By: Wednesday September 18, 2013 11:25 am

After receiving 70 billion dollars in funds approval from the government for a high speed rail track, not one bulldozer or shovel has touched the ground. There is yet another delay, due to some legal hyper-technicality involving the additional land that the new track will take, if you read the mainstream news. In plain English, the delay means that deals are being made, while government contractors lick their chops at the prospect of even more money for nothing.

 

Come Saturday Morning: Yup, Hyperloop’s a Joke

By: Saturday August 17, 2013 6:45 am

Even the economic experts agree: Don’t believe the hype(rloop). Even the most generous outsider estimates of the cost of Musk’s plan say that he’s underestimated the cost by a factor of ten.

There Are Lots of Cool Ideas, But Few Real Plans to Bring Them to Fruition

By: Tuesday August 13, 2013 2:40 pm

As a big science fiction enthusiast I love cool new technology proposals and I think Elon Musk’s Hyperloop proposal has several intriguing aspects. However, I find the incredible level of attention the Hyperloop proposal has garnered to be bizarre.

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