You could be traveling at just under the speed of sound in three years via the hyperloop , the transportation brainchild of Tesla boss Elon Musk, according to one company developing the transportation method.
Hyperloop works by transporting a number of passengers in capsules that would be propelled by magnets at a speed of 750 mph – and could take you from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes.
The technology took a step closer to reality after Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) filed for construction permits in Quay Valley, California for a five mile track.
"We are announcing the filing of the first building permit to Kings County to the building of the first full-scale hyperloop, not a test track," Bibop Gresta, the chief operating officer of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said during an interview at the CNBC/TradeShift technology event at Davos on Thursday.
"In 36 months we will have the first passenger in the first full-scale hyperloop," he added.