A Series of Tubes


No, not the internet, a completely different series of tubes, real tubes underground to transport real goods.

Low-tech Magazine has a very nice article on the idea, its history, and some projects to implement these tubes in other countries in the coming years.  The whole idea is very retro, and interesting at the same time.  I like the mag-lev version mself, simply because that can get some pretty decent speeds on it.

One response to “A Series of Tubes

  1. Hmm, it could solve quite a lot of problems concerning power plants too. One problem with nuclear plants is that they have nowhere to dump the unused radioactive material, since they are not allowed to transport it on our highways. Build those tubes deep underground with one exit to some base on the ocean (where they originally wanted to dump it), and that problem should be relative fixed.

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