Take Two for August 13, 2013

What's the next step in Elon Musk's Hyperloop plan?


Courtesy Tesla Motors

An image from the proposed Hyperloop California transit system.

On Monday we had some fun speculating about how billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's planned transportation system might work, but now we've heard from the man himself.

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Musk unveiled the alpha plan yesterday afternoon, saying that his Hyperloop could get you from L.A. to San Francisco in 30 minutes for one-tenth the cost of the proposed high speed rail route.

Bloomberg reporter Ashlee Vance spoke with Musk about his plans. He's writing a book on the founder of Tesla, SpaceX and Paypal and got the inside scoop on the Hyperloop. 

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