ThyssenKrupp elevator technology seems promising for transportation. It’s basically hyperloop in atmospheric pressure.
The hyperloop that Musk describes is impossible. Even if you could get the vacuum needed maintaining that vacuum and allowing the pods to enter and leave would be impossible. This is just pseudoscience.
Sure, basicly anything what Elon Musk does or proposes is called “impossible” by somebody on this “planet of 7,5 billion random opinions” …(of which most have cero importance and are - literally - unfunded…)
The interresting question is -
If you had to bet your money on Elon or his Oponents on which group would you bet ?
I incline to follow Steve Jurvetson and bet on Elon…he seems to be a smart guy and figure it always out in the end.
But as always “everybody is endorsed to his opinion”…i am not going to debate on that…or waste time to try to convince you of the contrary of what your personal believe sistem may be…
Basicly i am sure that Elon Musk has discussed each and any of those “alleged problems and impossibilities” with his investors and engineering boards and found credible solutions to all of them - this is what makes him Elon Musk (the key player, the driver, the developer, the reciever of investment ) in first place, and what makes the millions flow to his projects in general - it is all about credibility.
As far as the hyperloop, I would bet my last dollar against it and sleep well that night.