Edit: You haven't heard from them because they are aiming very high so it will take years before any of their work hits the general public.
Edit 2: From my understanding, they are still working on their Universal Basic Income Research as well and have chosen Oakland as the testbed: http://basicincome.org/news/2017/04/httpswww-youtube-comwatc....
Edit: I feel a bit bad about this joke. I know that Front End Frameworks take time too. For example React wasn't deployed internally in Facebook till 2011 and that was after two years of research and development on it. Then it was open sourced in 2013, so that's like 4 years of development before it was ready for public use. But jokes depend on culture and the culture of HN is: "Front End frameworks: lol".
For those who like the outdoors, just get your off road vehicle and face the indomitable and untouched nature. No paved roads, no concrete, nothing outside these habitable malls interconnected by hyperloops. Of course there will be supply roads for trucks but they will be just like highways interconnecting mega farms to mega malls.
Nah, scratch that, there is nothing like a house in the suburbs with a huge yard and a barbecue.
The massive underground mall-halls are sort of like this.
AFAIK, Ben Huh is still in charge of the project.
longer distance travel via electric cars is fine, just give me a city without the cacophony, polution and general obnoxiousness of traffic.
I used to have a lot of interest in architecture and design. When I first came to North America, I was surprised by disfunctional urban planning, and even more so by the fact that very few Americans were giving any concern to that.
The vast majority of everyone's experience of public transportation is shitty, slow busses and commuter trains with limited schedules and stops that you drive to. So cities that force you to use public transit sound really unappealing to people that haven't experienced something like Tokyo.
These two factors are why Americans don't have much concern about urban planning.