Elon Musk does not set out to solve small problems or dream up average ideas. He is a visionary whose career has been defined by manifesting outrageously ambitious (some may even say absurd) concepts into reality, from Tesla, to SpaceX, to any number of other smaller ventures he's had his hand in over the years. But of the many grand ideas he's proposed, it's the Hyperloop -- essentially a futuristic train that could catapult people at supersonic speeds across the country in a matter of minutes -- that people seem to think is doomed to fail.
And yet, according to a tweet Musk posted on Thursday, he just got the "verbal" go-ahead from the government to move forward with a plan to create an underground Hyperloop along the Eastern Seaboard that would be capable of traveling between New York City and Washington, DC, in just 29 minutes.
Whaddya think about that, Megabus?