Last week, Elon Musk tweeted out that he got “verbal approval” to build a hyperloop — a sealed tube where a pod carrying people or goods can travel free of air resistance — from New York to Washington D.C., with a travel time of 29 minutes. Though he’s since walked it back a bit — saying, for example, that he still needed “formal approval” before starting.
As far-fetched as some of Musk’s projects, like high-speed travel in a pod, going to Mars or a digitized human brain might sound, he’s already proven many of his projects. He could leave a lasting legacy on cities, and how people move through them. Here’s some of Musk’s projects – and a look at what the disruptive technology could mean for cities.