Musk to build futuristic shuttle in Chicago

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A company founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to build a high-speed underground transportation system that could whisk passengers from downtown Chicago to O'Hare International Airport in minutes.


Amazon Prime lands futuristic love story 'Zoe'

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Sundance film festival darling Drake Doremus' futuristic love story, Zoe, is one of the more anticipated titles of the year. According to Deadline, Amazon has acquired the exclusive rights to the movie, and will bring it to Prime Video this summer. Amazon has been pushing to get "bigger" movies lately in an effort to lure more people to Prime, and has been announcing a whole slate of sci-fi originals, including an upcoming series based on William Gibson's The Peripheral, Ian M. Banks' Consider Phlebas and the service's current Philip K. Dick-based Electric Dreams. In Zoe, Ewan McGregor and Léa Seydoux play co-workers at a research lab that designs tech to make romantic relationships better, says Deadline. As the couple's work continues, they find much more than they'd planned to.


Hyperloop In Moscow? Russia May Become First Country To Use Futuristic Transport

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It has been three years since billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk proposed Hyperloop, a groundbreaking mode of transport that can carry passengers and goods at 750 miles per hour. And while no one has quite perfected the technology yet, Hyperloop One, one of the companies in the forefront of testing it has received a lot of interest -- and money -- from Russia. In its last round of funding, Hyperloop One raised more than 80 million, and a lot of that money came from Russian investors, including a Russian sovereign fund, Russian Direct Investment Fund, which invested an undisclosed amount as a part of that round. RDIF's CEO Kirill Dmitriev said: "Our investment in Hyperloop One's project will facilitate the arrival of cutting-edge technologies in Russia." Another notable Russian investor is businessman Ziyavudin Magomedov -- he owns Summa Group that has business interests in ports, telecom and oil -- who invested in the startup through his venture fund, Caspian VC Partners.


Play futuristic cops vs robbers in the 'LawBreakers' alpha

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Simply head to the official LawBreakers website to sign up, and you'll be notified via email with further instructions on how to access the game, which is exclusive to Steam. Alternatively, you can add the game to your Steam Wishlist to be considered for the alpha test. The competitive shooter was originally poised to take the free-to-play route, but that's since changed as Bleszinski opted to revamp LawBreakers for a pay-to-play release instead. Players can fight on the side of the "Law" or opt to suit up as "Breakers" across the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore and even the Santa Monica coastline in a "rebuilt America." If you're interested in adding a third competitive shooter to your PC repertoire, you might want to get in while the getting's good.