I am going to write a blog or two to test out the system. There’s no real drag associated with this type of travel, though the oscillations of the maglev suspension would introduce some (almost trivial inefficiency. I suppose the bigger question I’d have is: where would one even lay the tubes for this sort of travel? Not everyone lives on one continent, how would this system cross water?
I guess I’m wondering if the various challenges this design faces (crossing water, surviving an earthquake, emergency stops, etc) are realistically manageable. Are the things that this design could work around, or will this method of travel be doomed to forever remain an overly-idealistic concept?