Once upon a time, we used to travel across vast areas of land on foot, perhaps even horse & carriage if you could afford it. Years go by and we’re still traveling by foot, but also cars, ships & airplanes, with space travel for the general public slowly becoming a thing, but what’s next?

Elon Musk’s SpaceX headquarters in California hosts the unveiling of the most in-depth virtual reality experience of the hyperloop, bringing the public closer to the futuristic transportation concept than ever before. As the 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition gets under way this week, former winner and competitor Delft Hyperloop is using the interactive VR experience, created by INDG and AltSpace, to help prove the real-world application of its prototype.

The VR experience is a virtual model of the Hyperloop being developed by the award-winning team at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. The hyper-modern design and streamlined 3-D experience, which echoes AltSpace and INDG’s vision to offer an unparalleled digital experience, has been created for the Dutch team as it competes in the 2019 Hyperloop Pod Competition.

The ultra-modern hyperloop could revolutionise travel in the future with its high-speed, low-energy alternative to carbon-burning vehicles. Delft Hyperloop has been breathing life into the concept since 2016 and is now attempting to achieve the fastest top speed recorded for a Hyperloop pod, when it sends its ‘Atlas 02’ along the test track at SpaceX later this week.

After reviewing the video, the concept is sound in my mind and we could one day be travelling across the globe via the Hyperloop. After all, the British Government has implemented plans to ban & eventually completely remove the use of fossil fuel cars by 2050. It’s only a matter of time until certain restrictions are placed on air travel and we will need a cleaner way to travel.

Perhaps if we all buy a Tesla, Mr Musk may have enough money to get Hyperloop off the ground, or in the ground I should say.