The Hyperloop Can’t Save Us

Despite wild proposals from Uber and Elon Musk to build “the transportation of the future,” we’re not going anywhere with billionaires steering the ship.

Illustration by Sam Taylor

When the first Model T rolled off the Ford assembly line in 1908, it was impossible to predict how it would remake the United States. In those days, most people got around on foot, by bicycle, in horse-drawn carriages, or by streetcar. But in the decades that followed, car sales grew as the automotive lobby […]

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