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10 Wild Ways To Travel In The Future

How to get from point A to point B, with a few twists.

August 12, 2013
4:30 PM EDT
A space elevator would likely use advanced cables based on nanotechnology to carry a car from Earth to a satellite or even the Moon. | Bruce Irving
Juliet Marine Systems' GHOST ship uses the principal of supercavitation, which involves surrounding an object with a bubble of gas, to pass stealthily through the water with little friction. | Courtesy Juliet Marine Systems
A vacuum tube would involve an airless tunnel, which allows trains inside to go very fast. | ET3
Elon Musk's Hyperloop concept is a solar-powered, city-to-city elevated transit system that would take passengers and cars from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes. | Courtesy Elon Musk
A magnetic launcher is a maglev system that propels vehicles at high speeds to shoot them out of the atmosphere. | NASA
Workers install solar panels over the tunnel that will power the train to run between Paris and Amsterdam. | BRUNO FAHY/AFP/Getty Images
The Burevestnik 24 amphibian aircraft skims just about the surface of land or water. | Bobylev Sergey/ITAR-TASS Photo/Corbis
The Transition aircraft is a legal street machine that also flies. | Terrafugia
In an Intelligent Transportation System, driverless cars tag along behind leading trucks. | SARTRE
A human-powered monorail could serve future commuters best. | Shweeb