A team has been assembled to transport us into a future filled with the fantastical visions of Tony Stark's doppelganger. That's right, folks -- Elon Musk's loopy Hyperloop concept is going to be built. Well, a prototype at least, and perhaps in as little as 18 months, but there's reason to be skeptical.
This week, a new company officially emerged from the shadows, complete with the bland Acme-esque sort of name you'd expect from an "Iron Man" comic: "Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc." It will be led by Marco Villa, formerly of Musk's SpaceX, and Patricia Galloway, an executive who comes with experience and connections in the worlds of business, politics, and science. The startup has set up shop on crowdfunding site JumpStartFund, where it also published a project timeline that culminates in the demonstration of a prototype Hyperloop in the first quarter of 2015.… Read more