Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Trans-Oceanic Tubes? Really?

Remember the old crazy SF idea of subways under the oceans? Via Warren Ellis: Welllll...

Looking at it, yeah, still looks crazy. Being fired along by a railgun at 4000mph in a little train carriage. I'm getting claustrophobic just thinking about it. It's good that it would be super-fast because I'd be screaming all the way.

So, naturally, now I'm imagining a distant future, probably on another planet, where these things exist, and the possibilities of them going wrong in an episode-making way. Disaster movie style? Creatures from the depths freed by delving too deep? A monster on board when you can't possibly slow down?

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