An Emirati man passes by a poster presenting Hyperloop Dubai, The Future of Mass Transit at the Dubai Future Accelerators in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in October. A competition designing a system of tubes to zip people past Dubai’s skyscraper-studded skyline near the speed of sound is more than a pipe dream for this desert sheikdom long fascinated with the future.
An Emirati man passes by a poster presenting Hyperloop Dubai, The Future of Mass Transit at the Dubai Future Accelerators in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in October. A competition designing a system of tubes to zip people past Dubai’s skyscraper-studded skyline near the speed of sound is more than a pipe dream for this desert sheikdom long fascinated with the future. Kamran Jebreili AP file
An Emirati man passes by a poster presenting Hyperloop Dubai, The Future of Mass Transit at the Dubai Future Accelerators in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in October. A competition designing a system of tubes to zip people past Dubai’s skyscraper-studded skyline near the speed of sound is more than a pipe dream for this desert sheikdom long fascinated with the future. Kamran Jebreili AP file

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Forget high-speed rail. The future is flying 760 mph through tubes

December 22, 2016 12:50 PM

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