Imagine waking up in your apartment in New York City. You go through your daily morning routine and head out the door to “catch the tube.” You arrive at work in less than an hour, ready for a full day of client meetings.
Possible? One company certainly thinks so, and has a former Porsche, BMW and Ferrari engineer leading the way to develop vacuum tubes that can move people from one point on Earth to another in about an hour.
You probably don’t want to book your tickets just yet, because the tube technology won’t be available until about 2100. But the cars that will travel in them could be ready by 2015.