So we've been hearing a lot about Elon Musk's Hyperloop idea lately, but there is another high speed transportation which has also been gaining steam known as the Maglev (I believe the Timeline was just updated with Japan's project within the last month).
While both ideas are nice for the idea of trying to decrease times for passengers I personally think Maglev investments are better overall as they can actually carry cargo which could be a major boost to the economy, and bring down prices thanks to lower transportation costs. I have not currently seen any Hyperloop designs which look like they would be good at transporting cargo. I know the Hyperloops are slightly faster but I don't feel the pricing Elon Musk has been giving on these Hyperloops are realistic, while as the Maglevs are very expensive for the time being but it looks like more countries are getting on board.
Which one of these two modes of transportation do you think is more practical for our near future needs (20-30 years)? Hyperloop or Maglevs?
For those who need to know what they are (both are from Canadian news sites i apologize from their Canadian centric approach):
Hyperloop - http://www.cbc.ca/bo...-hyperloop.html