Thursday, April 8, 2021

It Must Be Wonderful to Live in a World Where Everything You Imagine Can Be Real

4/7/21 White House press release of Biden's remarks:

Imagine a world where you and your family can travel coast to coast without a single tank of gas, or in a high-speed train, close to as fast as you can go across the country in a plane. 

Europe and China have some high speed trains but not jet speed.   Wind resistance, Mr. President, or are you proposing 3000 miles of vacuum tube?

And this gem:
We’re going to talk about commercial aircraft flying at subsonic speeds — supersonic speeds.  Be able to, figuratively, if you may — if we decided to do it, traverse the world in about an hour, travel 21,000 miles an hour. 

And what is a 21,000 mph flight going to cost?  And what defense contractor is whispering in Biden's ear: "Just 20 trillion dollars to get started."


  1. Given the extra two hours in the airport at each end, a train doesn't need to travel at jet speeds for the train trip to be as fast as flying.

    1. I arrive at Boise International one hour before departure time; I have never missed a flight.

  2. 21000 miles per hour? That's beyond orbital speed.

  3. I am sure that you have just exceeded Biden's realm of knowledge.