Hello; A Hyperloop is a proposed high-speed transportation system for both passenger and freight transport. The term was coined by Elon Musk to describe the modern open-source project originally conceived in 1799. Hyperloop designs employ three essential components: tubes, pods, and terminals. The tube is a large sealed, low-pressure system (usually a long tunnel). The pod is a coach pressurized at atmospheric pressure that runs substantially free of air resistance or friction inside this tube, using aerodynamic or magnetic propulsion. The terminal handles pod arrivals and departures. The first actual functional hyperloop was build in 1872 by Alred Beach. It was called the Beach Pneumatic Transit. So far hyperloops aren't creating a big difference compared to magnetic rails but hyperloop tunnels are more expensive so overall i think magnetic rails should be developed first but i guess we can leave Japan and Germany to have a monopoly on that. Still, how is this supposed to work in practice? There has to be at least two "loops" at each destination since you can only travel at one direction for each loop. Then how many can actually fit inside one of the pods, and how many pods can you use at the same time without the risk of crashing into each other? How will they turn the pods around into the opposite direction without blocking the incoming tubes? How can you really made this efficient for the masses? Would it perhaps be more efficient with an actual loop? With no need to turn around since there won't be any end to the loop, it just goes around and around.