Hyperloop One have built the world’s first Hyperloop test track

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WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF

  • Four years after Elon Musk first gave the Hyperloop concept to the world Hyperloop One have just finished building the world’s first test track


 

The Hyperloop concept, a futuristic transportation system that speeds passengers seated inside pods through low pressure tubes at blistering speeds of about 760 mph (1,220 km/h), and that would make the Japanese bullet train look about as advanced as a British milk float was first posited in 2013, by SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk.

 

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Ever since that day companies, such as Hyperloop One have been trying to make that dream a reality, signing contracts with the Dubai government and floating the idea of a global network of Hyperloops. Now the first Hyperloop network has taken one step closer to reality with the completion of the first test track in the Nevada desert and testing itself, we’re told, will begin in the next few months.

 

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Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil,” is the founder and CEO of the World Futures Forum and the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working between the dates of 2020 to 2070, and is an award winning futurist, and author of “Codex of the Future” series. Regularly featured in the global media, including AP, BBC, CNBC, Discovery, RT, and Viacom, Matthew’s ability to identify, track, and explain the impacts of hundreds of revolutionary emerging technologies on global culture, industry and society, is unparalleled. Recognised for the past six years as one of the world’s foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an international speaker who helps governments, investors, multi-nationals and regulators around the world envision, build and lead an inclusive, sustainable future. A rare talent Matthew’s recent work includes mentoring Lunar XPrize teams, re-envisioning global education and training with the G20, and helping the world’s largest organisations envision and ideate the future of their products and services, industries, and countries. Matthew's clients include three Prime Ministers and several governments, including the G7, Accenture, Bain & Co, BCG, Credit Suisse, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, E&Y, GEMS, Huawei, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Lego, McKinsey, PWC, Qualcomm, SAP, Samsung, Sopra Steria, T-Mobile, and many more.

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