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Elon Musk, who is arguably the world’s best-known and best-funded Silicon Valley entrepreneur, has been leading a group of Silicon Valley luminaries on a mission to build a nationwide network of hyperloop transportation vehicles.
I find that a little strange. It’s like a big joke to me that this guy is trying to build a network of space elevators.
I’ve written before about how the internet, with its ability to take data, combine it with algorithms and make decisions, has the potential to do just that. The internet doesn’t just take what other people produce and send it everywhere. It also makes decisions and sends them somewhere else.
If, for example, you use Facebook and write a comment to a news story, you will appear on the Facebook news story. But Facebook doesn’t just pick up your comment and post it somewhere. It has also taken your comment and stored it in a database.
I see no reason why the same thing couldn’t work with hyperloop cars and the internet. Hyperloop cars and the internet, both of which run on data, would be able to combine and use what is available to them.
And since that’s probably what Elon Musk is up to, I have no trouble with it.
Elon Musk, who has long been a supporter of driverless cars, might be the best-known inventor of the century. But he is also now the founder of an ambitious project to build a nationwide network of hyperloop transportation vehicles.
I’ve always wanted to drive a hyperloop. The technology behind it is compelling, it doesn’t hurt that Elon Musk is its master developer.
But I’ve also long been a critic of his views on self-driving cars. As a longtime car owner with a penchant for being a hands-on, driver-controlled vehicle owner, I have an interest in hyperloop.
I am deeply concerned that self-driving vehicles and autonomous cars could be dangerous for those in the vehicle.
I believe that self-driving cars might be too fast and too autonomous. But I understand that people are the drivers of self