The Hyperloop, the super futuristic, slightly insane method of transport from Elon Musk, soon will launch as an open-source project.
On Monday, SpaceX founder and Ironman Tony Stark doppelganger Musk tweeted this:
Will publish Hyperloop alpha design by Aug 12. Critical feedback for improvements would be much appreciated.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 15, 2013
Musk later clarified that he does not plan to pursue a patent on the hyperloop and "will publish Hyperloop as open source."
So, what the heck is a hyperloop? Well, Musk has yet to confirm exactly what his design entails, but in the past he has described it as an alternative to bullet trains and capable of moving people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes on demand. This means no waiting around for scheduled trains. If you show up and there's no line, you just hop into a waiting pod of some sort and you are on your way.… Read more