Charles Bombadier has built a concept plane that could take the normally seven hour flight from New York to London down to a measly eleven minutes. The plane would be capable of reaching 16,000 mph using reusable rocket boosters, taking it 10 times faster than sound. For an extra few minutes, you can travel to Shanghai or Sydney.
The plane could only hold about 10 people at a time, and ticket prices would be extremely high. No word on what the effects of going that fast on the passengers would be, but, provided this ever was brought into reality, eventually ticket prices would go down as the technology became more and more commonplace, and this could further bring people closer together, despite their geological distances.
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