Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk rolled out his latest too-good-to-be-true design Monday: a train capable of rocketing its passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under an hour.
But God forbid anyone take it seriously. The self-referential, meta-joke machine otherwise known as Twitter kicked into overdrive, and before Musk had even finished his presentation the quips were flying.
Let's be honest. No one actually cares about a train that has the potential to revolutionize transportation, right? The Twitter snark is way more interesting anyway.
Here's a selection of the best snark, puns, and complaints:
Sources say Hyperloop is supersonic Segways.— Adam Rogers (@jetjocko) August 12, 2013
So...100 Segway-sized Hyperloops? Or one Hyperloop-sized Segway? #sorry— Olivier Knox (@OKnox) August 12, 2013
Hyperloop: The sort of thing Superman usually has to save people from.— Adam Rogers (@jetjocko) August 12, 2013
Intrigued by the hyperloop idea, but neither I nor anyone I know in San Francisco would want to go to L.A.— Kyle Mizokami (@KyleMizokami) August 12, 2013
Sandra Bullock driving on the hyperloop, but she can't slow down or it will explode— Margarita Noriega (@margafret) August 12, 2013
Mitt Romney ties the family dog to the roof #hyperloop— Margarita Noriega (@margafret) August 12, 2013
Not sure why @elonmusk is wasting his time with fast trains, if I were him I'd be trying to invent the hoverboard from Back to the Future.— Neal Mann (@fieldproducer) August 12, 2013
It should have been called the Musk Rapid Transit System, or MUSKRaT.— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) August 12, 2013
elon musk reveals a series of tubes— Matt Lynley (@mattlynley) August 12, 2013
If you really want to get educated monied urbanites to care, you should call it the Uberloop— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) August 12, 2013
California would be more likely to embrace the CHILL-loop. (c) pbump 2013— Philip Bump (@pbump) August 12, 2013
No bathrooms? What if you have to hyperpoop on the hyperloop?— Veronica de Souza (@HeyVeronica) August 12, 2013
So what did we miss? Leave your favorite Hyperloop snark in the comments.
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