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  • Matt L

    Hey Ben! I am new to GOOD and so far I like it! I was bit surprised when the CEO of GOOD replied. So thanks for replying back! But yes I am very excited about a 10 minute commute from LA to SF. As a SF native getting home in such a quick time will be great. I think the vacuum technology seems very promising, especially when the demand fuel consumption is so low, but we'll have to see how viable it is in the upcoming future.

    • Ben Goldhirsh

      yea. Interested to see how the company referenced in the article you shared handles a) liability issues and b) infrastructure issues around cost, landspace and permitting.

  • Ben Goldhirsh

    this is super exciting. I heard someone from Singularity University speaking about this. He was frustrated that governemnt was defaulting to old technology rather than investing in tube technology - and stated that the fears were unfounded, i.e. that this works. The interesting point which I took away was that a large part of what holds speed of transportation back, along with what demands so much fuel is friction and wind sheer, that goes away in a vacuum. Anyhow, thanks for sharing Matthew. I'm pretty excited about a 10 minute commute from LA to SF.

    - ben

    • Matt L

      Hey Ben! I am new to GOOD and so far I like it! I was bit surprised when the CEO of GOOD replied. So thanks for replying back! But yes I am very excited about a 10 minute commute from LA to SF. As a SF native getting home in such a quick time will be great. I think the vacuum technology seems very promising, especially when the demand fuel consumption is so low, but we'll have to see how viable it is in the upcoming future.