Alan J. Pierce EdD is the vice president of the AARP chapter that meets at the J. He is the co-author of six textbooks on technology published by West Publishing and Glencoe McGraw-Hill. He was the technical consultant on the Children’s book Discover How Things Work and was an editor for the six books created by The Techknow Project and published by Centre Pointe Learning. His magazine column on new and emerging technology is published monthly in TechDirections Magazine.
This presentation on the Hyperloop will describe through discussion, photos, and video what this technology is all about. The idea for this new transportation system has moved from concept, to prototype systems, and now contracts to build Hyperloops all around the world.
Six years ago Elon Musk proposed a new transportation system that could move people and freight at jet airplane speeds on the ground. Imagine traveling 600 miles an hour in perfect comfort just a few inches off the ground. To turn his dream into a reality Elon Musk first created the type of document needed to create a patent and then left it as open source so anyone could turn it into a commercially viable system. He also provided contests to get university students involved.
Hyperloop One, co- founded by a past SpaceX engineer, has completed construction of a test track in Nevada that fits a full size pod that one day could carry passengers or freight. Musk also built a SpaceX hyperloop test track in Hawthorne California for university pod vehicle competitions. SpaceX is now building a full size Hyperloop.
Bagels and coffee are available at a nominal fee.
FREE and open to the public
Registration not required
For further information, please contact Norm Cohen, AARP Rockland County Program Director at 845-623-7606 or Myrna Arin at firstname.lastname@example.org