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Transcontinental flights in 3 hours

Globalisation makes long-distance travel a daily occurrence. This means that vehicle manufacturers are focused on increasing speed. In particular, civil aviation breaks all records: in 2050, a New York - Tokyo flight aboard a supersonic aircraft will take three hours. This airliner is completely devoid of windows and has disproportionately small wings shifted to the rear - yet, it covers the skies at extreme speeds.

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Zolen There is a reason why air travel has not sped up in the last 20 or more years. It's because of noise pollution and fuel consumption. It would be totally possible to make a supersonic aircraft at this time, it's just not financially viable, and because city or town would want such a loud plane flying over them, it would have to fly very convoluted paths that would make the speeds it can travel largely pointless.
02 Jul 2020
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Cent-Vingt Hirondelles Yeah maybe, but this will be probably reserved for extremely rich people... But i guess inequlity will have also made progrss in 2050...
06 Feb 2019
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Chris Bartlett Yes, but at this time it likely such technology will only be for the super-rich. Unless clean, cheap energy becomes available and the masses who have lost jobs to automation get compensated.
06 Feb 2019
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Daniel Fang Considering Space-X's plan literaly rocketing the long distances between main cities in just half an hour, these supersonic transcontinental flights wouldn't just be for super-richs.
06 Feb 2019
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Nirmallya Bhowmick It is so amazing but I think that it will be expensive....
06 Feb 2019
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Антон Дождиков Проблематично. "Гиперлуп" Илона Маска будет гораздо эффективнее и проще. С развитием средства телекоммуникации и улучшением "эффекта присутствия" вовсе не обязательно будет куда-либо летать. Особенно по делам. Другое дело если вы собрались в отпуск - но там как раз скорость не так важна.
06 Feb 2019
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Железный Жук И позволить себе полёт на таком аппарате способны только олигархи и президенты. Простые же люди всё равно будут пользоваться проверенной дозвуковой авиацией.
06 Feb 2019
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Hazonku It was already done in the 1970s folks. Eventually it was retired due to costs. With Elon already planning to rocket people around, the airline industry will HAVE to do this, and HAVE to make it affordable for everyone or they'll go the way of the dodo.
06 Feb 2019
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