American billionaire Elon Musk has now revealed his “hyperloop”, described as a “cross between Concorde, a rail gun and an air hockey table”. His idea of sending passengers through a never-ending tube in capsules may not sound out-of-the-ordinary for Circle Line commuters but Musk has a bigger scale in mind, namely connecting up different US cities.
This may sound a little bonkers but Musk has form when it comes to getting bleeding-edge transport schemes literally off the ground: in 2012, his SpaceX venture became the first private operation to dock a cargo capsule with the International Space Station.
Tom Scott‘s latest satirical video considers how Mayor Boris Johnson, a man with “extensive experience of high cost-low usage transport projects” would implement a hyperloop in the capital. Please note that later elements of the video are probably NSFW.