This morning I happened across an article on Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies (ET3). According to the article, which I will link below, ET3 is one of the newest entries into the realm of high tech travel. If you are having trouble visualizing this, think about those ‘vacuum like’ canisters and tubes that you use at a bank drive through. With ET3, riders can travel in a similar manner through tubes at a rate of more than 350 miles per hour. The article goes on to say that travel speeds can run exponentially higher with intercontinental travel. Side note: You had better believe that I am simplifying the details because I simply cannot begin to study, comprehend and lecture on how it really works. Nevertheless, China is currently working to bring this technology into our everyday reality.
Frankly speaking, traveling in such a manner both intrigues and nauseates me. I just cannot see myself being launched through a tube for any amount of time without an IV sedative. My issues aside, if China is right, ET3 is going to be the next big thing in travel. Are you ready?
Article link: http://www.et3.com/