Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Chief Operating Officer Bibop Gresta says that between him and his business partner German entrepreneur Dirk Ahlborn, he's the crazier one.
Ahlborn was the one who pitched Gresta the idea of building Elon Musk's Hyperloop by starting their own venture that would crowdsource hundreds of scientists working part-time on the project.
Musk proposed the Hyperloop as a faster and cheaper alternative to the high-speed rail approved in California. His concept involved propelling a passenger pod through a vacuumed tube, maximizing efficiency by minimizing air resistance.
Gresta was initially hesitant about getting involved with the project. He said that the feasibility of the project was as likely as him, an Italian, becoming a U.S. president.