Elon Musk has a message for those working on developing a Hyperloop.
“It’s really not that hard.”
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO stopped by CNN Money to give a brief interview in which he talked about how we’ve pretty much exhausted exploring earth and how transportation should evolve.
His dream (and admittedly everyone who’s ever flown, unless you enjoy sitting in a typical airplane for five-plus hours): “The most important thing that is to happen is the transition of transportation to electric,” Musk told CNN. “The ideal long-distance transportation mechanism is the supersonic, vertical-takeoff-landing electric jet.”
He also discussed the Hyperloop, which is ideal for cities with distances under 500 miles, pretty much laughing at its lack of development. “It’s a lot easier than people think,” he said.
Interviewer: “The blueprints are pretty complicated.”
Musk: “Well, blueprints are always kinda complicated, and yes, there’s math, but it’s really not that hard…
“It’s like a tube with an air hockey table.”
We might not have to wait too much longer for the first commercial Hyperloop. As we reported, a team of companies and engineers is working on a “full-scale, passenger-ready Hyperloop that will run five miles through Quay Valley, Calif.” Sure, it’s more like a working prototype, but it’s a start.
Watch the amused Musk in the CNN interview below: