1) bringing ET3 to maturity, including full-scale commercial deployment (2-5 years);
2) expanding ET3 networks around the globe at national levels (30 years);
3) connecting national ET3 networks into the international network (15 years) and creating one city called Earth.
ET3 is better than Hyperloop and better than cars, trains and planes
Investment in ET3 will
* reduce transport emissions over 10 times
* ET3 could save 60% of the planned EU transport investment while providing more traffic volume at 5 times faster speeds
* ET3 eliminates over 10 times more CO2
* ET3 reduces the energy costs over 50 times
ET3 capsules are cars sized, traveling inside the ET3 network like a car on a freeway (e.g. no intermittent stops/ layover vs train, bus, plane, Hyperloop). Superconductive maglev provides zero friction. Conventional maglev (e.g. skyTran, hyperloop) brings strong magnetic eddy currents that cause friction. Since ET3 capsules are so light (400 lbs; 1200 lbs loaded), truly friction-less and inside an evacuated tube with a tiny amount of air, very little electrical energy is needed to accelerate them at speed of 1,000/10,000 km p/h (local; international). In fact, majority of the kinetic energy of the ET3 capsules can be recovered during de-acceleration. ET3 can provide 50 times more transportation per kWh than electric cars or trains.
ET3 could supercharge Amazon Snowball and Snowmobile for physically loading Petabytes data to the cloud
In 2016, Amazon Web Services took containerization technology to new levels when they unveiled 45-foot trailers equipped with scads of disk and fast fiber optic connections to help customers upload 100 petabytes of data into the cloud. The big rig is dubbed Snowmobile. It was shown at AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. In 2015, AWS Snowball was released it is a rugged suitcase-sized devices designed to allow customers to upload 50 terabytes of data to the AWS at a time. The success of the SnowBall surprised Amazon AWS CEO Jassy, who said he had to increase orders of the devices by 10x to meet demand following the initial roll-out.
5800 km per year of ET3 network could be built using 40% of telecom infrastructure investment to dramatically increase quality, speed and volume of telecom, internet and digital services while keeping the obsolete technologies operational, adjusting to the change and finally to eliminate the telecom infrastructure gap ($250 billion per year) entirely.
Proposed scenario (NL1) allows in the year 2050 to reverse the trend for cumulative infrastructure investment (from current costly: shortfall of US$87 trillion dollars) to future profitable: +US39 trillion dollars (calculated as: -US$87T +US$126T), return (US $107T) more than invested (US75$T), create an income of US8$T, over 0.1 billion jobs and at the same time it offers the escape route for obsolete technologies with the transition period of 30 years. So far we did not include the effect on humans and economies of transport becoming faster, safer, more comfortable, sustainable and affordable, of changes in value of land, etc. With these included, ET3 combines huge investment savings with the rapid returns and: greatly improved quality of life (healthcare, real estate, tourism blooming); flexible industries, cheaper products, better economics, efficiency and ecology with more capacity, safety, reliability for transport of passengers, goods, energy, etc. altogether resulting in the GDP increase of over 10%.
When compared to ET3 in competitiveness, economic viability, volume and return of investment, speed, capacity, energy efficiency, sustainability, etc., the alternatives: conventional modes (road, rail) lose and Hyperloop fails, similar (somewhat better) result is expected for T Flight. Moreover, these three versions of evacuated tube transport are not compatible with each other.
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