Futuristic High-Speed Tube Travel Could Take You From New York to Los Angeles in 45 Minutes

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    Jun 01, 2013 1:44 AM GMT
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/futuristic-high-speed-tube-travel-could-york-los-171007828.html?vp=1

    45 minutes??? Quick sexicon_redface.gifIt is gonna be good for our long distance relationship or I would visit my family Down South or Canada
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    Jun 01, 2013 2:12 AM GMT
    One hour through security for a five hour flight, or four hours standing in line for a 45 minute ride.

    Hmmm...decisions, decisions...
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    Jun 01, 2013 2:24 AM GMT
    I like this one better.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027131/
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    Jun 01, 2013 2:25 AM GMT
    While in theory it sounds promising and there are technology components of it that do make it viable.. However I'm still not sure about the g force level.They'd need some sort of pressure dampener on board to mitigate the external forces so that the occupants within the tube, won't pass out or turn to mulch.

    Also there definitely needs to be emergency equipment and fail safe devices installed.

    So if in ten years such a thing is to happen, the cost of it would be relative to buying an international first class ticket.

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    Jun 01, 2013 2:27 AM GMT
    And how much would it cost to build a network of tubes all over the USA? It doesn't seem feasible.
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    Jun 01, 2013 2:29 AM GMT
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    Jun 01, 2013 2:54 AM GMT
    I don't think you can even get from Wall Street to Washington Heights in 45 minutes.
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    Jun 01, 2013 3:02 AM GMT
    Also, where is this going to be built? Do we have enough poor people's backyards to build on top of? icon_confused.gif
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    Jun 01, 2013 3:02 AM GMT
    I'll just wait for the 'Star Trek' type transporters.
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    Jun 01, 2013 3:33 AM GMT
    I wanna be around when we can teleport places.
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    Jun 01, 2013 3:42 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidAnd how much would it cost to build a network of tubes all over the USA? It doesn't seem feasible.


    I have to agree with you there. It would take ages for something like this to be implemented in a cross-country fashion and the cost would be astronomical. Not out of the realm of possibility - they did build the highway system once upon a time after all, but at this point it does seem like a pipe dream (pun intended icon_smile.gif ).

    As daydreams go, it would be awesome. Talk about opening up the job market in a major way.
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    Jun 01, 2013 4:22 AM GMT
    LOL .... " speeds of up to 4,000 miles per hour" ..... oh sure ... the human body can withstand that for 45 minutes icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 01, 2013 4:24 AM GMT
    I'll settle for nothing less than teleportation devices. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jun 01, 2013 8:12 AM GMT
    The guy who thought about this high-speed transport said he came up with the idea in the 80's. I guess he's still working on that idea.
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    Jun 01, 2013 12:58 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidLOL .... " speeds of up to 4,000 miles per hour" ..... oh sure ... the human body can withstand that for 45 minutes icon_lol.gif


    Actually, it can. The speed itself is not the problem; when you're travelling at constant speed, no net force is applied to your body. It's the acceleration that gives you the 'push'.

    Most subway trains accelerate at about 2.5 mph per second. At that rate, it would take about 27 minutes to accelerate from 0 to 4,000 mph. That is too long. So if you would limit the acceleration phase to under 10 min, you would need an acceleration 3 times that of a subway train. That would be very uncomfortable in an actual subway train with its lousy seats, but if you place all seats in the direction of travel and make them comfortable giving good back support, like a plane, I think it would be very well tolerable. Supersportscars accelerate 0-60 in 4 seconds, that is an acceleration of about 15 mph per sec, people can easily withstand that too - although not for 10 minutes probably..
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    Jun 01, 2013 2:49 PM GMT
    Imagine what terrorists can do with this? Woh, woh, woh......
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    Jun 01, 2013 3:38 PM GMT
    Don't worry, I still believe someone from RJ will invent teleportation within the next five years -solely for RJ meetups. It will be a protected secret.
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    Jun 01, 2013 3:50 PM GMT
    Makes me think of Futurama.

    Next up: suicide booths!
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    Jun 01, 2013 3:52 PM GMT
    Hottjoe, I am coming for ya as soon as this is built!

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    Jun 01, 2013 4:30 PM GMT
    RadRTT saidHottjoe, I am coming for ya as soon as this is built!

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    I doubt they will extend it to Minnesota, if they even build it at all.icon_sad.gif
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    RadRTT saidHottjoe, I am coming for ya as soon as this is built!

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    I doubt they will extend it to Minnesota, if they even build it at all.icon_sad.gif
    True, oh well, your loss
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    Jun 01, 2013 4:50 PM GMT
    RadRTT said
    HottJoe said
    RadRTT saidHottjoe, I am coming for ya as soon as this is built!

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    I doubt they will extend it to Minnesota, if they even build it at all.icon_sad.gif
    True, oh well, your loss


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    HottJoe said
    RadRTT said
    HottJoe said
    RadRTT saidHottjoe, I am coming for ya as soon as this is built!

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    I doubt they will extend it to Minnesota, if they even build it at all.icon_sad.gif
    True, oh well, your loss


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    You have a husband! icon_exclaim.gif
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    Jun 01, 2013 5:10 PM GMT
    RadRTT said
    HottJoe said
    RadRTT said
    HottJoe said
    RadRTT saidHottjoe, I am coming for ya as soon as this is built!

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    I doubt they will extend it to Minnesota, if they even build it at all.icon_sad.gif
    True, oh well, your loss


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    You have a husband! icon_exclaim.gif


    Yes, and if you came to visit us, you would meet him and see that he doesn't bite.
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    Jun 01, 2013 5:11 PM GMT
    HottJoe said

    Yes, and if you came to visit us, you would meet him and see that he doesn't bite.
    Then whats the point?