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Evacuated Tube Transport: Sustainable High Speed Transportation of the Future?

Offbeat  (tags: technology, transportation, environment, humans )

- 2165 days ago -
Can you imagine travelling from New York to LA in under an hour? How about from Washington D.C. to Beijing in just 2 hours?

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wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 10:37 am
not much sustainable about it. Less destructive than cars, yes, butthat doesnt make it sustainable.
the more UNsustainable our machine-cult(ure) gets (hope you did not miss recent reports like "Greenhouse Gas Emissions Exceed 'Worst Case' Scenario" and "Jump In Greenhouse Gases Is Biggest Ever Seen") the more the urge for denial (and greenwashing &c; and mis-using the term "sustainable" --which sensibly can only be applied to a whole-- for selected sub-parts) seems to dominate.

Christeen Anderson (371)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 5:28 pm
This is hard to imagine.

Anthony Hilbert (6)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 5:29 pm
Right answer, wrong question. Rather than developing shiny new ways to move loads of people around, we should be developing a way for people to work and socialise without having to travel hundreds of miles routinely. Oh wait, we have, it's called the Internet.

John B (185)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 6:04 pm
Thanks Cher for posting the link to the video report. Went to their web site at; to check it out and found that when ask what the oil companies will do regarding this type of travel the answer was " there will be a huge demand for plastic components so their profits won't suffer". Doesn't sound to sustainable to me.

Carol H (229)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 6:28 pm
noted, thank you Cher

Monica D (580)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 7:52 pm
Better to stay local. Moving people long distances is not the most sustainable way forward.

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 8:00 pm
Noted, thanks.

Danuta W (1250)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 3:15 am

Teddie S (10)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 6:51 am
I think it sounds great.

Rosie Lopez (73)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 11:42 am
thanks cher

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 11:56 am
noted thnx
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