Evacuation Tube

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+1 1. 5ubZer0 commented 10 years ago

i will miss the view out of a airplane :(
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+46 2. Oddi commented 10 years ago

Cool! Are we evacuating Earth already? :O I could use a ticket O:)
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+6 3. thundercash commented 10 years ago

Hurry on then!!Get me build one, so i get get to work for just one second!!!
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-2 4. binksy commented 10 years ago

If that's true, then why the hell hasn't this been done yet lol?

Be baddd if you got stuck somehow lol
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+13 5. martyaaronedward commented 10 years ago

some would say this idea "SUCKS" :(|)
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+36 6. Thanny commented 10 years ago

That's evacuatED tubes, not evacuation. That means the tubes would be vacuums, eliminating air resistance.

I don't want to think what would happen to a pod going 6000kph that slammed into a wall of air introduced by a seal failure.
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0 7. Pyranthos commented 10 years ago

Hmm, yea, cool idea and all, but wouldn't catch me on one. I have no desire to play the fly under the flyswatter. Also, am I seeing things, or is there a faded out lol in the text at the end of the clip? Something somewhat foreboding about that. To China in under 2 hours? Cool, send me a postcard at lunch time, if you survived the trip. lol
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0 8. primate1970 commented 10 years ago

6 passengers at 1 6th of the cost of a train..??

er... how many passengers fit on a train??

Including loading and off loading of passengers how long would it take to ship 1200 passengers across a country???
No form of travel is accident proof so could you imagine the carnage of a crash in a vacuum tube under the ocean...
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0 9. ughlah commented 10 years ago

Can you send more than one tube through the system at the same time? What would happen with the second pod if you have to getthe first podout of the system on its first destination? Generally a good idea, butprobably will fail if you think it through, like 99% of patented inventions.
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+3 10. mydixiewrecked commented 10 years ago

Someone must build these NOW! I want to go to Japan in under 2 hours!
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-6 11. CallMeDave commented 10 years ago

"from New York to China in just two hours"

Sounds good but wait a minute.... what's that blue stuff in-between New York and China? It looks very much like sea.
Ah well.
Next bright idea anyone? :|
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+1 12. ringmaster commented 10 years ago

If you build a straight tube from one place on Earth to another (at the surface) and let the object drop, it will be at the other end in 42 minutes if you ignore air, friction and hot magma.
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+1 13. Premtm commented 10 years ago

Zip...Zap...Zoom..... :)
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+1 14. sux2bu commented 10 years ago

#11 That 'stuff' between New York and China is called the Continental United States,and then comes the Pacific Ocean. You see,New York is on the east coast of America,not the west.You shoulda' stayed in school wise guy.Geography must not be your strong suite.
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-5 15. CallMeDave commented 10 years ago

#14. "... You see,New York is on the east coast of America,not the west."
Gosh. Really? Does that mean then that to travel from there, Westwards to China, it's not necessary to cross... the...blue stuff? The sea? The.... Pacific?

Keep trying sux2butts. I guess words aren't your strong point eh boy? Did you ever actually attend school? :D
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-1 16. maruf92bisj commented 10 years ago

anyone remember Zeitgeist movie?
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+2 17. sux2bu commented 10 years ago

#15 Glad to see you got a geography book from a fifth grader to see the error in your thinking. China is not just across the blue stuff from NYC. It is in the other direction! :D
Oh yea,please wash that greasy looking hair,ok? :S