The re-emergence of Hyperloop technology has made us all sit up and dream of a future of ultra-fast ground travel. But how many of us really think it can or will materialise?

The concept of high-speed rail is much easier to fathom; with minimal changes to technology, infrastructure, and our thinking, it's more likely to succeed. 

In some ways, the Hyperloop idea is so far removed from our current way of thinking. It is not just the technology which needs to be addressed to deliver the solution, but more importantly the mindsets of us mere mortals to accept the change. 

Now stripping back the idea; removing all the tech and space age marketing. If someone offered you a new transport solution in urban areas, involving underground tubes and carriages would you think the idea was something new?