Hyperloop Halloween Part Three: Rise of the Colorado *Machine* Made Hyperloop

Good article in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/15/business/energy-environment/putting-robots-to-work-in-solar-energy.html?smid=pl-share “A Staff of Robots Can Clean and Install Solar Panels: With the price of solar panels falling, the industry is looking to labor savings to achieve its goal of make solar energy cheaper than natural gas.”

If the Solar and Tesla & SpaceX manufacturing are ways to build cheaply, then it looks highly likely that the hyperloop will not be made by people, but rather with machines. Automation and robots will construct everything.

So what does it really mean to be Made in America or Colorado Made? Do the robots that are assembled in other countries, then shipped here, to create products that are developed via globally crowdsource mean that something is still Made in the USA?

Can roboticists and software engineers in Colorado handle the challenge? Will the public want to help foot the bill of the hyperloop if the only job creation from the project are security and a handful of monitoring jobs after the hyperloop is built?

What the hyperloop construction really means is that there wont be one stationary factory that will produce all the components.  The factory will be onsite, mobile printing and construction to make the tube as well as set the solar panels and other necessary things. Simmilar to a Mobile Construction Vehical in Command and Conquer http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Mobile_construction_vehicle, it will travel the distance of the hyperloop. 

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