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Wouldn’t it be nice if our transportation was as sleek as in The Jetsons or Futurama? Flying cars are cool, but what about a giant network of human-sized tubes that run through buildings and across entire cities? Well guess what? The future may not be as far away as you think!

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Sources:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/08/pneumatic-tubes-a-brief-history/278604/
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/08/elon-musks-futuristical-napkin-drawing-of-a-mass-transit-system/278608/
http://io9.gizmodo.com/5822028/a-brief-history-of-pneumatic-tube-transport
http://www.explainthatstuff.com/pneumatic-tube-transport.html
http://www.techinsider.io/science-elon-musks-hyperloop-2015-11
http://www.et3.com/
http://lapsedhistorian.com/get-blower-londons-forgotten-pneumatic-messaging-tubes/
Video of Pneumatic Tube in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V5iztiHu7E

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