A few weeks ago we saw one Hyperloop start-up company display a small-scale propulsion technology for the 700 mph transportation of our future. Where that company is more focused on cargo transport, the second company, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, is tackling human transport—and it looks a little too cozy.
Following the propulsion demonstration earlier this month I talked about how the future still promises to be boring. I get bored by riding in a car for hours at a time, or on a train, or in a plane. I had imagined that riding in an enclosed tube, 700 miles per hour or not, would be just as boring.