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Monorail!!!: Elon Musk is here to save us with Hyperloop—but not really

Monorail!!!: Elon Musk is here to save us with Hyperloop—but not really

Elon Musk, former PayPal exec with possible young blood enthusiast Pete Thiel, seller of electric cars to the 1 percent, tech bro evangelist, and aspiring star boy, caused a minor stir in Baltimore last week when he tweeted that he received "verbal govt approval" to build a Hyperloop connecting Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York, promising travel from one end to the other in a mere 29 minutes.

For those who don't worship at the altar of Silicon Valley, a Hyperloop is a high-speed maglev that travels through a series of tubes. And it would be constructed with the help of Musk's tunneling venture, the...

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