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Moles: Subterranean Delivery Network In Pipes - Slo-Mopad Housing ?

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Forget drones, think moles: the subterranean delivery network

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/forget-drones-think-moles-the-subterranean-delivery-network-10176884.html?icn=puff-4

.......The idea of underground freight deliveries using magnetic fields for propulsion may sound like something from a mediocre science fiction novel, but it is being taken seriously enough to be given development funds by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Cambridge-based Mole Solutions is looking at whether its new concept could be used in Northampton. If it decides it could, a small-scale scheme would be piloted in the area and within a few years the ground beneath the town could be criss-crossed with cargo travelling in capsules through subterranean pipelines.

The capsules would be powered by electricity, producing magnetic fields that propel them along the pipe.......

As often previously discussed on hpc, the "Mo-pads" from 2000ADs' comic stories of Judge Dredd.

An ever moving, auto piloted camper van convoy, on the roads of Mega City One. They house overcrowded families.

It occured to me that doing this underground could be a solution to the Uks' housing problem :rolleyes:

Perhaps it could say you the daily commute, by dropping you off in the morning !

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Sounds good, if Amazon can deliver my 'specialist interest' books and DVDs directly to my doorstep from their warehouse. Imagine how quick takeaway deliveries would be.

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