This deserves to be blogged about by every blog, no matter its norm. Elon Musk and his insane ambition has designed a train like device that can transport people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes, dubbed the “Hyperloop”. The distance between these cities is 381.4 miles and at 30 minutes, this device will be travelling at around 700+ mph! Not only is this 10 times faster than travel by car, it is significantly cheaper than similar transportation projects put on by the state of California. If implemented it would be cheaper, safer, better for the environment, faster, less disruptive and way cooler to other modes of transportation.
The official announcement has just happened in the past 5 minutes, as of 4:58 pm Eastern Time. Here’s the picture of the Hyperloop in design, by Elon Musk. Link to the document with specifics – http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/hyperloop_alpha-20130812.pdf