Tech

9 Things That Will Probably Happen Before Elon Musk's Hyperloop Is Operational

It, uh, might be a while...

Posted on

This afternoon Elon Musk unveiled his open source plans for the Hyperloop, a high speed transit system he once described as "cross between a rail gun, the Concord, and an air hockey table." The prospect of Musk's latest moonshot idea — which would shuttle people between San Francisco and Los Angeles in less than 30 minutes — has a lot of people pretty excited, but chances are we won't see it for quite some time. I mean, have you been on public transportation lately?

Here's just a few things you might be able to expect before you're packed in Elon Musk's low pressure/magnetic tube launcher and rocketed toward a distant metropolis:

Basically, this.

View this video on YouTube

Sorry, guys. You can read all about the plans here, though.

Charlie Warzel is a senior writer for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Warzel reports on and writes about the intersection of tech and culture.

Contact Charlie Warzel at charlie.warzel@buzzfeed.com.

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.