Amazing Proposal To Turn The Border Wall Into A Hyperloop Train
If anything, a hyperloop train is a symbol of unity and togetherness. For some time now, humanity had the awesome privilege of knowing pretty much the entire surface of the planet. This means that there can’t really be any surprises of an unknown enemy lurking in the shadows, ready to pounce on us when our back are turned. And this means that, for better or worse, we are all in this together. Not to mention the fact that walls became obsolete ever since the 15th century when the Ottomans first used the bombard to take down the mighty walls of Constantinople.
In today’s world, a wall doesn’t really have the desired effect of keeping someone out, more so that it would sour the relations with the ones outside of it. But regardless of these facts, the Trump administration is looking over the proposed bids for the US-Mexico border wall.
And surprisingly enough, a joint group of American and Mexican engineers and urban planners want to build a hyperloop train in its stead. Instead of a dividing line, the group want to make the border line into a shared nation called Otra Nation, which would have an independent local government comprised of nonvoting representatives in both US and Mexican legislatures.
Known as the MADE Collective, the group presented their bid to the US Customs and Border Protection in March, launching a petition to replace the current border fence with a hyperloop train in the meantime.
“The existence of the border wall has become more a signifier of status than a barrier that each population sustains in its own form of isolation towards the opposite side,” they wrote in the proposal.
The hyperloop train network will also feature several solar farms capable of powering the train, having an equal number of US and Mexican citizens working on the project. The whole project is predicted to cost somewhere around $15 billion and would also be able to generate some $1 trillion in trade revenues.
“The 19th century brought us boundaries, the 20th century we built walls, the next will bridge nations by creating communities based on shared principles of economic resiliency, energy independence, and a trust-based society,” the designers wrote.
In June, the Customs and Border Protection will announce the 10 companies it picked to start working on the wall project. We will just have to wait and see whether it wants to work together for a better border, or will it chose the dividing approach.