A Futuristic Way to Eradicate the Supply Chain Crisis


I had this idea right.


And it’s been rattling around in the back of my head for a long while.


When you hear it, you might think it’s a bit over the top; even so, we have this supply chain issue that needs to be solved! 


I was thinking of a way to transport thousands upon thousands of food items, clothing, automobiles and whatever else using a new experimental form of transportation.


This new means of transport has been toyed around with last year, by team members hitching a ride on a very fast vehicle.


And it’s not just any regular vehicle you would expect, this vehicle is fast enough to leave a Boeing 747 in the dust!


One of the major players involved in the project was none other than Elon Musk, and this guy has been plenty busy for the last number of years.


Musk had this vision (not quite like Tesla’s) but a vision full of innovation and heft!


The idea was to create this magical levitating hover plane-like vehicle.


Still, the vehicle was NEVER meant to be a plane, but rather a train!


And like stated a moment ago, this was DEFINITELY no ordinary train.


The average traditional analog train can only reach speeds up to 60 miles an hour. 


That’s basically the average expressway speed for automobiles. 


And certain other trains traveled even slower, these was speeds hitting a mere 49 miles an hour!


The reason for the differentiating speeds was due to the construction of freight trains.


Then there were trains that were only allowed to go 49 mph on tracks if they didn’t have a block signal system in place.


The speeds I just mentioned were WAY TOO SLOW by today’s standards!


Back in the day such speeds were considered as fast, and people were simply wowed to say the least when riding within these iron metal boxed contraptions.


Overtime, faster, more efficient trains were brought into the picture, and express trains can reach speeds up to 180 miles an hour.


A big difference indeed, but it’s just not enough to get the job done.


This was what Musk was trying to figure out, which was to accelerate the train railway system.


And that’s what brought about the hyperloop traverse system.


Ever since its experimental run on an elevated rail system, it has reached speeds up to 200+ miles an hour.


So yeah, a better speed, but it still wasn’t able to compete with that of a 747 jumbo jet.


Further experiments were conducted, until Musk’s engineering crew managed to overcome a seemingly limitation.


And I mean that exceeded this previous limitation by far, for they found a way to push speeds up to 760 miles an hour! 😳


Talk about moving the F-OUT, pushing nearly a ridiculous 800 miles an hour!


Question is…


How did they get it to go so DAMN FAST!


There are no iron tracks for it to coast along, and there’s no need because it will be pointless for it couldn’t possibly handle that kind of velocity!


I’ve seen a few videos of these speed demons just trucking along without a care while it traverses in hyper-speed mode.

For those who may still be unaware of what this revolutionary traversal way is. Then allow me to lay down some information so that you have a clearer idea about the Hyperloop system.

Depiction of the Hyperloop Rail System 

The basic depiction of the Hyperloop system is that of a high-speed rail system. 


Musk, so far, had two Hyperloop traverse tunnels developed for riders to travel within. 


Another Hyperloop tunnel is vastly shorter and is to serve as a test tunnel route for the Virgin Hyperloop One.


The train car itself is guided by electromagnetic force, 


The Hyperloop transports passengers from extreme distances within 30 minutes!


So, a destination that would normally take 10, maybe 20 hours or more to reach is cut sharply by 60 - 80% of time.


And like stated before, NOT EVEN A PLANE CAN DO SOMETHING SUCH AS THAT!


So, what is its exact means of function? 


Excellent inquiry.


Musk compared it to a vacuum tube system inside a building used to transport people from one location to another in the shortest amount of time unimaginable.


The system is based on Nikola Tesla's theories and early inventions of propulsion.


The company's name is The Boring Company, it’s a subsidiary of SpaceX headed by inventor Elon Musk.


Ideas for Hyperloop were conceived from a 1972 proposal for a high-speed traversing (VHST) system, or better known as a Very High-Speed Transit. 


The set up consisted of a magnetically levitated train that would be designed to travel through a reduced air pressured tube-like tunnel.


The Hyperloop system is being offered as a much quicker form of transportation through use of air travel. 


Keep in mind, this is not a plane "of sorts" and is still regarded as a train however graced with hover capabilities.


The travel system helps to eliminate various forms of debris which results in a highly efficient and cleaner way to travel. 


The goal of hyperloop isn't to drive as quickly as possible because turning requires significant G-forces, which isn't suitable for passenger transport. 


Speeds pushing past 700 mph will require for safety precautions to be implicated.


However, there are practical considerations to consider during a brief stop-start journey, such as the acceleration and deceleration sensations that passengers might feel.

Using Hyperloop to cut down Supply Chain Delays

Honestly, the idea for this particular venue will prove somewhat difficult.


The reason why, is because of the reachability that would be needed for the Hyperloop Railway to get anywhere near the supply chain ship stuck out at sea.


See, the Hyperloop wasn’t just going to be used in a designated country, it was to travel along long-extended railways connecting to other countries.


In other words, these railways would be built above sea level.


Could you really imagine something as such?


Yeah, it’s hard to conceive it; even so, that’s the bigger picture as we move toward the future.


And what about the funding that will be needed for all of that?


Surely, one would suspect that higher levels of taxation would be expected of citizens because the government is not going to want to pay for it entirely!


On the other hand, the consumer market will attract big time investors world-wide.


So, it’s probably hundreds of millions into the billions of dollars that will be poured into the market to help support this speedy transit endeavor.


And Musk will no doubt become a far-richer entrepreneur than Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos combined!


Well, that’s if all of what I mentioned come to fruition for Musk.


There are ideas for international travel (or what’s known as Maritime International Commerce), that will include the construction of vacuum traverse tubes to enable the Hyperloop to travel above water.


And that’s the idea I was thinking about, was when will they come into play after Musk and company brings the Hyperloop FULLY online, to replace older forms of train transportation.  


This idea would be a heaven scent for ships, seeing that ship crew members and Captains wouldn’t have to deal with any of the headaches bringing the ship to harbor.


Nor would they have to deal with the aggravating process of unloading any of the cargo.

They could simply use a lift type platform that raises merchandise directly from the ship.


The platform must be able to rise high enough for people aboard the Hyperloop to reach and ready items for transport.


And that alone will take some serious planning, and it will be a headache for architectures to draw all of that out on paper. 


But hey, they get paid a lot of damn money to do it so tough luck for them!


LOL.


Alongside that will be precise locations where the ship will sail out to its designated location and remain stationary. 


Meanwhile, the Hyperloop rushes to meet it (which shouldn’t take that long for it to do) through the tube tunnelway and will stop at its designated point.


Then underneath a series of Hyperloop rail cars will be a powered slide away unbreakable glass door (I mean, they have to see where to position themselves over the boat’s platform lift right?)


RIGHT.


The same glass doorway should be built into the vacuum tube as well for the same purpose.


The wide-glass door underneath the rail cars MUST BE TESTED to within the high velocity and wind pressure generated from the sonic speed generated by the Hyperloop.


ACRYLIC EXTRUDED CLEAR SHEET GLASS

Tempered Glass is reinforced; however, it would undoubtedly be able to stand up to such harsh velocities (shown is Acrylic Extruded Clear Sheet Glass) and I doubt even that would be enough to handle such a high velocity of force.


The alternative for that would be super durable glass, something like heavy-duty impact glass.


It’s a company that deals with the manufacturing of such super durable glass produced by WCI Communities


WCI were building this type of glass that is to be fitted for home installations. 


The company's focus is directed to Florida homes to shield them from vicious hurricanes that spawn annually. 


It's very expensive to install high-tech laminated windows. 


Even so, it would DEFINITELY be needed for the idea I had in mind if Musk decided to venture in this direction with the Hyperloop.


And if he did, he could easily recoup that money on top of money, because taking on a task to provide a secondary solution for the supply ship would churn out billions in revenue.

Conclusion


I mean, it’s an attractive idea I’d say. 


Basically, it would be solving dual issues.


One is providing a much more suitable means to get around a lot faster than one could have ever imagined.


And again, the Hyperloop could also serve as a super-fast way to rush supplies of various kinds to retailer stores from sea to land in a matter of hours!


The only drawback will be time.


I’m not referring to the time it takes for the H-loop to get from point A to B, but time to build out the vacuum tubes to provide the traverse for its long progressions.


Needless to say, Hyperloop could be the answer to solve a lot of long-standing issues of travel.


But only time will tell when it becomes a reality and is ready to provide hyper-speed transportation for the public at large.


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