Magazine article Risk Management

From Point A to Point B

Magazine article Risk Management

From Point A to Point B

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I have always found traveling to be a bit tedious. I know some people love the romance of the journey, but I've always been more about the destination. If it was up to me, teleportation technology would have been invented years ago, but alas, even though it's 2014, I still have to take the train to work. How last century.

But there is hope. Enter entrepreneur Elon Musk, founder of PayPal, electric car maker Tesla Motors and commercial space travel company SpaceX. Last August, Musk revealed his concept for the Hyperloop, a high-speed transportation system that would shoot passengers in pods through pressurized tubes at speeds of up to 760 miles per hour. The initial proposal for what he called the fifth mode of transportation (after planes, trains, cars and boats) envisioned an elevated track between San Francisco and Los Angeles that would reduce the five-and-a-half hour car ride to only 35 minutes.

Such a system could theoretically revolutionize the idea of suburbia. Just as the proliferation of cars created the suburbs by expanding a city's navigable radius, the Hyperloop would do the same for entire regions. …

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