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Transpacific Tunnel.

Postby Time_Traveller on Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:42 pm

I was thinking of the Transatlantic Tunnel this one: - Construction of a transatlantic tunnel

Built from advanced automation and robots - and controlled largely by AI - this is among the largest, most ambitious engineering projects ever undertaken. With hyperfast Maglev up to 4,000mph, passengers using the tunnel can be delivered from Europe to America in under an hour.

Carbon nanotubes, along with powerful geo-sensing devices, have been paramount in the structure's design - these can self-adjust in the event of undersea earthquakes, for example. Also noteworthy is that the trains operate in a complete vacuum. This eliminates air friction and allows the hypersonic speeds to be reached.

The cost of this project is in the region of $88-175bn,* which has been funded by various international agreements.

Vast numbers of climate refugees are making use of this tunnel.


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But could there also be a Transpacific one that goes from either San Francisco or Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia?
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Re: Transpacific Tunnel.

Postby Nick1984 on Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:28 pm

Considering China is developing high speed rail throughout Asia, wouldn't it make more sense to connect to Beijing or Shanghai?

Connecting New York to Nantes in France for the same reason would make more sense than Cornwall.
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Re: Transpacific Tunnel.

Postby truthiness on Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:59 am

Nick1984 wrote:Considering China is developing high speed rail throughout Asia, wouldn't it make more sense to connect to Beijing or Shanghai?

Connecting New York to Nantes in France for the same reason would make more sense than Cornwall.


Yes indeed. It would make more sense to connect California with China or Japan (as opposed to Australia) both for future economic reasons and for geographical reasons. If you were to draw a great circle route (the shortest distance between any two points on Earth, taking into account Earth's spherical shape) between San Fransisco or Los Angeles to Tokyo, Beijing, or Shanghai, you'd find that the route rides along the west coast of North America, over the Aleutian Islands to Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands to Japan, Korea, and China. This could mean that a route could be constructed entirely in shallow water, passing briefly over a couple of narrow ocean trenches stretching from North America to Asia.

Conversely, the shortest distance over the Atlantic from New York to London (or most of the rest of Europe for that matter) would entail a departure via Newfoundland over open ocean arriving either in Ireland, Scotland, or Brittany (not in Cornwall, as you say).
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Re: Transpacific Tunnel.

Postby Italian Ufo on Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:02 pm

i still dont understand the utility of this tunnel when in the future we will have mach 3 airplanes who will connect london to ny in less then one hour
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Re: Transpacific Tunnel.

Postby Nick1984 on Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:10 pm

No, the thread is about the Pacific. Read everything AGAIN.
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Re: Transpacific Tunnel.

Postby Time_Traveller on Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:07 pm

No i mean't having a Atlantic and a Pacific Tunnel.
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Re: Transpacific Tunnel.

Postby Italian Ufo on Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:48 am

Still someone has to explain me what they are the advantages of this tunnel.

after 2050 all planes will be macht 3 and they can fly back and foward 1000 times a day, trasporting goods and passangers.

It would take decades to complete it, safety might be an issue too and most of all it would have a bad impact on the enviroment. Costs will be oltrageous as well.

What are the benefits of it?
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Re: Transpacific Tunnel.

Postby Prolite on Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:08 am

This project will never happen. The costs would be in the trillions.
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Re: Transpacific Tunnel.

Postby TreeHandThing on Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:24 am

I do not believe that the transatlantic/pacific tunnels will ever exist.

The problem with the timeline is that it believes that physical civilization will exist in the future. Countries, cities, and most humans will not physically exist in the future. They will likely reside in entire virtual cities/countries. I just cannot see how a transatlantic or transpacific tunnel will be of any use, as most humans will be abosorbed into a virtual environment. There will still be colonies of ' natural ' humans, who reject all implants and still physically exist in small cities. However, these humans will be left behind as civilization advances.

I can see that the only physical beings around in the future will be swarms of nanobots, collecting energy and building massive computer systems out of thin air. It is likely that humans and AI will be absorbed into virtual environments, and nanobots will be spread throughout the Virgo Supercluster.
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Re: Transpacific Tunnel.

Postby Azevo on Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:09 pm

Italian Ufo wrote:Still someone has to explain me what they are the advantages of this tunnel.

after 2050 all planes will be macht 3 and they can fly back and foward 1000 times a day, trasporting goods and passangers.

It would take decades to complete it, safety might be an issue too and most of all it would have a bad impact on the enviroment. Costs will be oltrageous as well.

What are the benefits of it?


So all these Mach 3 planes will go off without any problems?
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