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Give up your house and cruise the world in Pneumatic style..

Travel Forums General Talk Give up your house and cruise the world in Pneumatic style..

1. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

Ever dreamt of giving up your house and living on the road? Inteli-Tube could be just the answer. Pneumatic personal pods, automatically routed based on IP protocols, covering the earth provide personal transportation. As they say on the website:

In the future, when the Inteli-Tube system has become a fact of life, we may not even need homes anymore. Your personal belongings can be placed in privately owned and cryptographically secure pods that will be available to you at any tube-port on the planet -- the pods automatically following you through the system whenever you travel so that they are never more than a few minutes away. Need a change of clothes? Just visit a public tube-port-equipped dressing room and order up your wardrobe pod. At night, you can simply climb into your personal pod and drift off to sleep as the Inteli-Tube system silently carries you through the network, constantly routing you and your fellow pod-sleepers around so as to avoid bedtime trafic. These pneumatic nomads (or "pneumads") may one day even transcend national borders, waking up in a different part of the world every morning, their itinerary automated with simple visual scripting languages or intelligent agent software. As you can see, the Inteli-Tube system promises not only a new way to get around, but a whole new way of living!

The future on travel - being locked into a little tube like a piece of mail, and sucked to your next destination.


2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Scientifically very interesting of course, but if it is possible I don't have the knowledge for that. I don't even understand everything that is said here, but of course that may be because of my english knowledge as well.

But in general: let's not hope these things will really come true, because it will spoil the fun of travelling so much, only because of the fact that everyone will be possible to go everywhere! ....Hey Neigbour, what are you doing here on Kamtsjatka....

3. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Did the elevated subway experiment actually work?

4. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

Apparently, yes. According to the PBS website linked in the article, in it's first year of operation in 1870, 400,000 visitors paid twenty-five cents to enjoy the block-long ride between Warren Street and Murray Street, and back again. A stock market crash in 1873, though, killed any expansion plans.


5. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

I would prefer to fly with UFO peaceful people rather than Inteli-Tube !