Milken Conference: Will exotic technologies like the hyperloop kill our jobs?

A hyperloop, the super-fast transit system dreamed up by Elon Musk, was envisioned as a way to get passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in minutes instead of hours. But it could also transport tens of thousands of cargo containers from L.A.’s ports to inland distribution centers and rail yards. That would dramatically cut the number of trucks on Southern California’s freeways and potentially slash pollution.  “You can make [a port] a lot easier on the local community,” said Brogan BamBrogan, a co-founder of Hyperloop Technologies, one of two local companies working to realize – and commercialize – Musk’s concept.BamBrogan was among the speakers Tuesday on a panel at the Milken Institute Global Conference exploring how new technologies could reshape Los Angeles and other cities.  L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti speculated…


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