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oluseyi
    @svogt I did. Decent fight, not great. Far more conservative than I, of course, would have liked. Very few quality punches landed, but that may just be this era of cautiously negotiated fight contracts 😉
    oluseyi
      @blumenkraft But we’re not comparing to planes, we’re comparing to cars. Nobody commutes to work via plane. Always keep the actual need in mind, not a hypothetical need that is devoid of meaningful local context.
      oluseyi
        @blumenkraft High speed trains don't intrinsically reduce the human footprint. Their benefit is very much situational, a function of distance and density. Mixed use rezoning would have a far greater impact, IMO. @keizo @clarkgoble @button @cano
        oluseyi
          @blumenkraft We don’t need Hyperloop: it doesn’t solve any problem that couldn’t be solved some other way. It also wasn’t practical, for the aforementioned plurality of reasons. @keizo @clarkgoble @button @cano
          oluseyi
            @blumenkraft That’s a nice thought, but not how things actually shake out in life. The things that actually become sustainable products and services live at the intersection of daring, practicality and need. @keizo @clarkgoble @button @cano
            oluseyi
              @clarkgoble A little on the small side for me, but the range is already sufficient for 90% of my trips, including those I currently make by regional rail. @keizo @blumenkraft @button @cano
              oluseyi
                @jussipekonen Yes, we did! I’m actually going to pick him up tomorrow and drive him to the airport, so we’ll get to chat some more. 😄 @jeremycherfas
                oluseyi
                  @blumenkraft Also, at the time, Tesla was facing some financial challenges that were resolved by a partnership with and cash infusion from Toyota. @keizo @clarkgoble @button @cano
                  oluseyi
                    @blumenkraft (What issues, you ask? Challenges from below by more modest pure commuter EVs like the Nissan Leaf, and above by a sudden rash of performance-oriented gas-electric hybrids like the BMW i8.) @keizo @clarkgoble @button @cano
                    oluseyi
                      @blumenkraft A successful launch of the Model X will relieve some pressure on the Tesla front, but a.) that’s a couple years away still; and b.) it doesn’t answer the existential issues. @keizo @clarkgoble @button @cano
                      oluseyi
                        @blumenkraft Hyperloop momentarily distracted from setbacks and challenges with Tesla. SpaceX’s recent successes have made such outlandishness unnecessary—even as Tesla continues to face challenges. @keizo @clarkgoble @button @cano
                        oluseyi
                          @blumenkraft Don't mistake lunacy for visionary spirit. Musk sometimes throws things out to momentarily distract from trouble. It was clear from the minute he advanced the idea that he had no commitment to it. @keizo @clarkgoble @button @cano
                          oluseyi
                            @clarkgoble Well, if you're dreaming anyway… Hyperloop was SO stupid! @blumenkraft @button @keizo @cano
                            oluseyi
                              @blumenkraft Legally, logistically and financially impossible. Technology is the easiest part. @clarkgoble @button @keizo @cano
                              oluseyi
                                @clarkgoble Indeed. Disaster of eminent domain claims and lawsuits. @blumenkraft @button @keizo @cano