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Game changer? No, world changer. Is it workable? Who knows. But it's nice to dream.

Traveling across the country or the world via any modern mode of transportation is a time-consuming affair. It can also be really annoying with the long lines, crying babies, armrest hogs, cramped space, etc. Would it not be the most awesome invention ever if some new type of transportation could cut that travel time significantly?

Get ready, because it may only be a few years from becoming a reality. A company called ET3 has plans in the works for the Evacuated Tube Transport, a high-speed transportation tube that uses magnetic levitation. The ETT can travel at speeds of up to 4,000 miles per hour, and each tube seats a maximum of six people and comes with a baggage compartment.

Here’s a video about Evacuated Tube Transport:

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Tags: ground transportation

Photo credit: A trip from the U.S. to China in two hours. That's the wild scenario that proponents are talking about with futuristic tube travel. No, it's not the subway. Yahoo News

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