But even to the experts in the field, the answers are far from clear. “Other than what Musk has announced, I don’t think anyone knows what his ideas are,” says ET3 founder Daryl Oster. The promise of a half-hour trip across California is genuinely world-changing, and unlike most entrepreneurs, Musk has a track record that suggests he could make it happen.
Musk has been compared to the fictional Tony Stark but he is the most likely person in the real world to have any chance of actually pulling this off. Hyperloop is Jetsons-type technology and regardless of whether it is eventually created or not, it’s pretty awesome to consider and debate it as a distinct possibility now.