The future of travel is limitless.
From land-based Hyperloop concepts to reaching the edge of space (without NASA), one can envision transportation the way they have explored only in sci-fi movies and magazines.
The way you commute is on the verge of making a historic leap and we will explore the possibilities. Let’s dive and see what your future commute looks like.
Budding technologies that can change the way we travel are seeing the dawn of the day. Even the existing models are receiving a revamp at the brightest possible level. If the present of commute looks this interesting, just imagine what the future holds for us.
Let’s start with ‘Hyperloop’
Imagine the speed of aircraft coming to land. That vision is getting realized with the help of Hyperloop, a concept pioneered by George Medhurst in 1799, encouraged by Elon Musk in 2012, and now adopted by billionaires around the world.
This high-speed mass transportation system would use the same concept that most superfast trains of the world use – magnetic levitation. The added advantage that hyperloop gets over superfast trains is the environment of large sealed, low-pressure tubes. With zero air resistance and lesser friction, the capsules are believed to reach a speed of 760 mph.
Josh Giegel, who is the co-founder and chief executive of Virgin Hyperloop says, “We’re looking at moving massive amounts of people, at the speed of an aircraft, giving them the opportunity to live where they want to live and work where they want to work. A hyperloop would move as many people and goods as a 30-lane highway.”
Talking about full-scale development and deployment for future commute, he adds, “I have a two-year-old son, and the way he will be able to live is unlike anything we can imagine. If you look at the cities of the future, people might want to live in one area, and work in other areas. We’re already seeing that with the pandemic. My dream is to live near Yosemite and then work with my team in LA. A hyperloop would give you the potential to do both.”
Making space commute a regular thing – with Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin
Futuristic billionaires of today, namely Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos are working tirelessly to own one of the most uncharted territories of our world – outer space.
Virgin Galactic made history last week (July 11, 2021) by making its first maiden flight, while sharing a livestream of the spaceflight at the same time. Audiences around the world were able to witness a first-hand extraordinary experience of a 6-member crew as they rode 50 miles above the Earth.
And this nascent market is drawing some competition already. Jeff Bezos-led Blue Origin is making another history as we speak (July 20, 2021). This Bezos’ company is going head-to-head with other competitors of the growing space industry.
For some, making space travel a regular thing could be too far-fetched, not to mention painfully expensive. However, there is no stopping dreamers who are willing to go that extra mile and give what it takes to make this future commute possible. And, Richard Branson described this extraordinary achievement in the truest way possible during his Unity-22 flight when he said, “To the next generation of dreamers: if we can do this, just imagine what you can do.”