A new mass transit project called the “vactrain” would use a series of underground tubes (much like the Internet, only with bigger tubes) to transport people across the world in record time. Keep in mind this is just an idea on a sheet of paper right now, but projections show that the vactrain could go 2,500 miles per hour. Meaning a trip from New York to London would take two hours, and a trip to China would take only slightly longer. From Bostinno.com:
The BBC reports, however, that the newest vactrains could travel to speeds of up to 2,500 mph. In comparison, today’s high-speed rails tend to travel at just under 200 mph. All it takes is the combination of technology with some magnetic levitation.
American engineer Daryl Oster has developed a six-person capsule that boasts possible speeds of up to 4,000 mph. He calls it ET3, describing it as “space travel on Earth.” How else could you describe something that could reportedly get you from New York to Beijing in two hours?
Oster told the BBC the train could be ready in less than 10 years.
This vactrain would make it really easy to travel the world. And the more you travel the world, the more you realize that all people are pretty much the same, and that everyone deserves the same equal rights and opportunity in life. That’s why we need to shut this project down immediately. Think of the industries that depends on fear, close-mindedness and racism, and the damage this vactrain would do to those businesses. Nazi memorabilia sellers would struggle to make a living. Confederate flag makers would be bankrupt. Even the people who make those “Welcome to America: Now Learn English” bumper stickers would be shit out of luck. And let’s not forget about Rick Santorum. That guy would be unemployed in a heartbeat. Can we really risk that kind of damage to the economy? The jobs-killing vactrain project, that what we ought to call this thing.
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