How will people travel in the future? | The Economist

How will people travel in the future? | The Economist


Hollywood movies have envisioned a future of hoverboards and flying cars. These imaginary machines might
not be too far from reality. By 2030 a quarter of
shared passenger miles traveled in America’s roads could be in self-driving vehicles. It’s believe eight out of ten people will be using Robo taxis in
cities where available by 2035. There will also be more
emphasis on sharing journeys. All this could reduce the number of cars on city streets by 60%, emissions by 80%, and road accidents by 90%. And then there are flying cars. Or more accurately, passenger
drones and helicopter hybrids. Uber is investing heavily
in this technology. Los Angeles, Dallas, and
some states in Australia could see test flights
within a couple of years. But these cross-city flights will require changes to air traffic control systems. Which will probably take longer to develop than the flying vehicles themselves. Traveling across country
could be far quicker too. China is leading the world
in high speed bullet trains, that are capable of traveling
over 400 kilometers per hour. By 2020 80% of the country’s major cities could be linked to the network. But for high speed travel, the ambitious Hyperloop could leave
bullet trains in the dust. It’s an ambitious system in which pods move along tubes in the near vacuum. The lack of air resistance means pods could reach speeds of
over 1000 kilometers per hour. Virgin wants to deliver
a fully operational Hyperloop system by the mid 2020’s. The company claims it’s Hyperloop pods could travel from Los Angeles
to Las Vegas in 30 minutes. But the potential dangers of travel at such great speeds and the cost mean the Hyperloop will not
be a reality for decades. In the air the makers of supersonic jets are promising to slash travel times too. Aerion wants to carry
12 passengers in luxury at 1.4 times the speed of sound. About 60% faster than
typical aircraft today. And rival Boom hopes to be flying its’ supersonic airline by 2023. Carrying 55 passengers up to
2.2 times the speed of sound. Skeptics say these ideas are
impractical and expensive, with many technical
challenges to overcome. Despite this tech and
engineering companies are boldly taking up the
challenges of passenger transit. Promising to propel us into the future.

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    Lildizzle420

    in the USA I think roads will be converted for a bike lane AND a scooter lane and mixed use development will create more walk able cities so we don't have to travel more than a block in any direction. (this will be done using super towers) cars will be converted to passenger drones and inter city traffic will be supersonic flights and airbuses for high traffic routes. it not longer makes sense for us to build these networks especially when cities lack public transit

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    jojoinhere

    All this can't be build without money. And the West are saying any form of money lending for infrastructure is debt trap.

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    PhotoGeorge

    There Still is NO Flying Car and there NEVER will be a Hyperloop as Musk envisions it. Too many technical problems and too dangerous.

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    PhotoGeorge

    I want to take all of Elon's Sheep and put them on the first Test Run of the Hyperloop's L.A. to Frisco Run (1000km/h) at the same time the San Andreas Fault finally comes to life.

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    Crocodile Approach

    Elitist channel. Feed the poor with that money , advance society as a whole with the technology instead of enslaving them. But I digress you'll do that

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    kenny jong

    All these will never happen in US but only happen in china. Just look at your old infrastructure and railway. High speed train no happen now in US how do you expect better one will ever happen? All these will only happen in china and it will lead great improvement from asia onwards probably eventually hapoen in Europe but never happen in US.

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    jemodeu

    bullet train is just a quite normal transportation now in china, while the US still dreaming and planning it in 2030…..

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    Raimundo Nonato Barros Dantas

    All this technological progress means almost nothing for mankind as a whole on Earth because at the same time it happens (or will happen) million of people are starving to death. So much resources (money, material and human efforts) should be employed to reduce inequality in this world.

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    Chao Chao Liu

    How interesting 1:23 you were showing map of China that includes Taiwan and in a blink of an eye you erased Taiwan from the map leaving only mainland there. Lol! I’m not blaming you for the political correctness, I’m just feeling funny.

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    Harihara Krishnan

    Today one can't believe that these speed vehicles will not be on the road earlier than we expect. But it has the potential to call back numerous transport projects on rail, road and sea.

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    humbug swangkerton

    LOL concorde 2.0 good luck……it was the sonic boom that brought it down…..wasn't allowed over the mainland due to damaging glass and noise pollution.

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    LoKi Jay

    Has The Economist made & published this video to intentionally ignore the presence of Tesla (autonomous cars), SpaceX (rocket flights) and Boring Co. (hyperloops) ???

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    Carl

    Passenger Drones is the dumbest shit ever. It's not practical, it's not quick, it's not energy efficient, it's not affordable and it's not legal. It's incredibly unrealistic, nothing else. I doubt we'll see anything like it with any widespread popularity before we achieve unlimited power with fusion technology.

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    Dave Hendricks

    How will people travel? On foot. No oil. No food. And a hot dead planet. Don’t waste your time planning the future. The future is now.

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    Ernest Pena

    There is no future for this human race it is destined to destroy itself. The DNA of these humans are self-destructive. They will inevitably destroy the Earth they live on and eventually cease to exist. The human race has no chance and has no future.

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    Reaper

    Honestly was just gonna say how about just walk you fat fucks but some people beat me too it. Also was gonna put 😂 <- that for talking about the future lmao what future? The one where America is buring in ashes? Oh wait I'm not the first one to say something like that here. Dam people should be scared nowadays since more people are talking about how society's collapse will happen I mean it must.

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    Julia A. Smith

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    Elvira Donaghy

    THIS IS REDICULOUS!
    WE CANT EVEN FILL POT HOLES OR REPAIR THE ROAD WHERE I LIVE. NOTHING HAS BEEN TAKEN CARE OF IN THIS NATION FOR YEARS OF CORRUPT GOVERNMENT. ALL THE MONEY GOES ONTO THEIR POCKETS. NOTHING ELSE GETS DONE.
    HA HA HA, TO THINK WE CAN BE TRAVELING THIS WAY IS A BIG HORSE LAUGH.
    WHOEVER BELIEVES THIS HYPE IS AS STUPID AS THOSE WHO SPEW OUT THIS GARBAGE.
    IF WE DON'T GO BACK TO WORSHIPPING GOD OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN, WE WILL BE NOTHING BUT A BIG PILE OF ATOMIC ASHES WHERE THERE IS NOTHING BUT DARKNESS AND SILENCE. WE WONT HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL 2030 EITHER.
    WE ARE HEADED IN THAT DIRECTION RATHER QUICKLY.
    NOT A SHED OF HUMAN LIFE WILL BE AROUND EVER AGAIN.

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    Craig McCullough

    HOW SWEET CAN It Be
    Flying cars, passenger drones and helicopter hybrids coming in 2020.

    It only make sense to have a Travel Package like this! https://wehope4life.dreamtrips.com/

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    Brent Hill

    By the 1980's we will be working 20 hours a week in a paperless world yada yada.
    Heard it all 50 years ago.
    One of my favourites was a kitchen design that was a rotating tube just large enough for one person with a tight squeeze hence no need to walk to the sink or toaster. After that I guess you'd be vacuumed off to your office.
    Futurists have always been my favourite comedians.

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    Y&S FOOD!

    Good video clip! Up here at Y&S FOOD! we like to find this kind of content. We produce Travel & Food movies too, throughout the planet, so we are frequently looking to get inspirations and perhaps techniques. Thank You.

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    SuperStereoGirl

    um.. no thanks I'm good. I've had a nightmare that technology took over the world and I don't want This to happen

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    Brent Barker

    We were to being doing all this years ago – nope nothing happening here – these technologies are not for the folks

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    James Vickers

    Ive been hearing this for iver a year now..oh were gonna finally see trumps tax returns…were finally gonna see this an that about him…an as usuall nothing…every news agency has information thats gonna finally bring down trump please spare us the BULLSHIT an lets see some concrete evidence….we have been strung along far to long…talk about click bait at its finest…smh

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    Matt Schutzman

    Imagine every bad driver you see on your way to work every day. Now imagine that x1000 because some idiot decided to make their car fly. And that's why I don't support the flying car idea.

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    Ritik P

    As automatically driven cars become better companies such as Uber won't need to pay for drivers therefore limiting the cost a trip. Making it cheaper to travel

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    Subtle Nature

    I wouldn't mind horse and buggy or horse and sleigh rides. Its always hurry up, hurry up to our very "End Destination". Anyone else think a sleigh ride in clean air is magical?

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    FUTURE

    I came up with this design in 1979. I was working with 2 engineers one disappeared. The other on was killed on a oil production platform in the Gulf. I never heard from that one person ever again.

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    Waseem Saada

    To answer your question: by using cars, planes, bycicles, scooters, And or walking you can gain the ability to transport yourself from the starting destination to your end point of choice.

    Now let me ask you this: why is this video an advertisement?

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    Waseem Saada

    How will we travel? By taking a dangerous item, in example a pistol or a bottle of bleach and while drinking down the bleach I start choakig on it as I shoot myself in the head resulting in me having a violent seizure on the floor due to the gunshot wound that I have just inflicted to myself as my house burns down to the floor killing the inhabitits in the residints. Possibly dangering other inhabitits of said neighborhood.

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    Genarel Betrayus

    people will travel through their anus. You'll be in your anus then wahla you'll pop out of your anus and be in Japan

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    Pamela Forougi

    Well our society regressing by globalization and populating Europe with third world migration.. so no hover board it’s gonna be more like horse and carriage or donkey ..

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    Y&S FOOD!

    Highly effective video recording! Here at Y&S FOOD! we really like to find this form of content. We make Travel & Food movies too, all around the world, and we are continually hoping to find inspirations and perhaps good ideas. Thank You.

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    Don Mooney

    Well. I think she means. There will be more emphasis on group and shared travel. For us Riff Raff, poor morons.

    For the entitled rich. The emphasis will be on making the poor lower their emissions. So the rich can continue to raise their emissions. But still be able to lie to themselves and convince their other rich friends. They are actually really good people. Since they took part in making those "other" " less than" people. Live by their, personal code of morality.

    Now remember everyone. Your not important. So make sure your crammed into that UBER Prius parked over there. With 4 other adults that you don't know.

    Al Gore and his friends. The never accomplished a-thing in their lives, except con other people into thinking they have a clue, Clinton's.

    They'll still be the only 2 passengers. On a futuristic new AirBus 2030, that will be capable of seating 160 passengers and a staff of 40. But don't worry. Everyone involved will do their part in keeping the Earth as clean and healthy, as we all deserve. The Gores and Clinton's will agree to have their family dogs. Placed into a filtered, vented, air tight, dog compartment that's contained on the plane. The dog compartment will cleanse, vacuum and deoderize. The piped in air that will go into the dog compartment. Along with a treadmill system for the puppies to enjoy their daily exercise. The dog powered treadmill the dogs will be forced, I mean, allowed to enjoy. Will be used for around 5 hours per day. Luckily the wonderful fun, dog treadmill. Will be connected to a power storing generator. That the power created by the dog exercise. Will be harnessed by an electrical system. That will power the planes water purification system and the climate control systems for the passengers sleeping areas. The owners even agreed. To forego unneeded comfort systems on the plane. Electing to remove luxuries. Such as excess cost seating materials and padding, Air Conditioning and choosing to use a recycling, filtration system for the water. That will be used in the toilet and drinking system. These concessions, were gladly chosen. To help the plane be more environmentally friendly. They will barely be noticed by users in places they are to be used. Such as the staff sleeping quarters, staff lounge, staff work areas and a hallway in the back of the plane. Which the Clinton's and Gores may choose go to. If they desire to leave their personal hallways and living areas.

    So you see everyone. Well all need to do our part to keep this planet as clean as possible. Because as usual. The good people on Earth. Like the Clinton's, Gores, Obama's, Gates, Zuckerbergs and Musks. Obviously be doing there parts.

    So to, must you!!

    like So they can promise. Not a single Gore or Clinton will ever have to deal with a single dog hair or breath an unpleasant, dog smell.

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    Don Mooney

    Well. I think she means. There will be more emphasis on group and shared travel. For us Riff Raff, poor morons.

    For the entitled rich. The emphasis will be on making the poor lower their emissions. So the rich can continue to raise their emissions. But still be able to lie to themselves and convince their other rich friends. They are actually really good people. Since they took part in making those "other" " less than" people. Live by their, personal code of morality.

    Now remember everyone. Your not important. So make sure your crammed into that UBER Prius parked over there. With 4 other adults that you don't know.

    Al Gore and his friends. The never accomplished a-thing in their lives, except con other people into thinking they have a clue, Clinton's.

    They'll still be the only 2 passengers. On a futuristic new AirBus 2030, that will be capable of seating 160 passengers and a staff of 40. But don't worry. Everyone involved will do their part in keeping the Earth as clean and healthy, as we all deserve. The Gores and Clinton's will agree to have their family dogs. Placed into a filtered, vented, air tight, dog compartment that's contained on the plane. The dog compartment will cleanse, vacuum and deoderize. The piped in air that will go into the dog compartment. Along with a treadmill system for the puppies to enjoy their daily exercise. The dog powered treadmill the dogs will be forced, I mean, allowed to enjoy. Will be used for around 5 hours per day. Luckily the wonderful fun, dog treadmill. Will be connected to a power storing generator. That the power created by the dog exercise. Will be harnessed by an electrical system. That will power the planes water purification system and the climate control systems for the passengers sleeping areas. The owners even agreed. To forego unneeded comfort systems on the plane. Electing to remove luxuries. Such as excess cost seating materials and padding, Air Conditioning and choosing to use a recycling, filtration system for the water. That will be used in the toilet and drinking system. These concessions, were gladly chosen. To help the plane be more environmentally friendly. They will barely be noticed by users in places they are to be used. Such as the staff sleeping quarters, staff lounge, staff work areas and a hallway in the back of the plane. Which the Clinton's and Gores may choose go to. If they desire to leave their personal hallways and living areas.

    So you see everyone. Well all need to do our part to keep this planet as clean as possible. Because as usual. The good people on Earth. Like the Clinton's, Gores, Obama's, Gates, Zuckerbergs and Musks. Obviously be doing there parts.

    So to, must you!!

    like So they can promise. Not a single Gore or Clinton will ever have to deal with a single dog hair or breath an unpleasant, dog smell.

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