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The return of supersonic flight

The return of supersonic flight

Update: 2019-03-288
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Throughout human history, we’ve wanted to fly – and to fly fast. So it’s hard to resist Blake Scholl’s idea. His startup, Boom, is building a new supersonic jet, which will fly at twice the speed of sound. If he succeeds, it could be the biggest disruption to air travel since the Jet Age of the 1960s. But progress always has a price. There’s the sonic boom, yes. But also — what happens when the world’s wealthiest can descend en masse on places that used to be hard to reach? And what happens to all of us when supersonic speeds up our already sped-up world? To help us see around this corner, host Caterina Fake discusses the possibilities with Boom Founder and CEO Blake Scholl, and special guests including author Anand Giridharadas, physicist Janna Levin, comedian Baratunde Thurston, and Quartz Editor-in-Chief Kevin Delaney.

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Chanaka Hettige

It's entertaining to listen to how Black Plague would have been with the accelerated travel of now-a-days and we getting a real time example just an year later 😅 Would love to hear your take on SpaceX's point-to-point transportation plan. It had already stepped into the dystopian user case by sliding into weapon transportation. Which adds another negativity to this technology, which we missed on this episode.

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The return of supersonic flight

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