You're seated in a sealed pod that's levitating inside the partial vacuum of a seemingly endless tunnel, and hurtling along at over 1,000km per hour.
The Hyperloop concept sounds pretty spectacular from just about any angle, but for travellers it'll be a bit of a snooze.
The passenger pods have no windows – and even if they did, the tunnel itself is simply one long sealed tube.
Hyperloop creator and dot-com billionaire Elon Musk described the project as "a cross between a Concorde and a railgun and an air hockey table."
The driverless carriages sit a few centimetres above the track using 'magnetic levitation'.
So, about that passenger experience... this virtual reality app (a free download for iOS and Android) explains how Hyperloop technology works, and then lets you take a simulated ride from Paris to Amsterdam.
So far, so ho-hum.
But if you can't have real windows with a real view, why not do it all with pixels cast on a touch-sensitive HD screen large enough to pass for a window?
It's what tech developers Re'flekt term an 'augmented window experience', with 55 inch panels fitted with facial tracking so that the view adjusts as you turn and tilt your head.
Not only would this help mitigate feelings of claustrophobia, but the screens would serve up information on the trip and your destination.
Regardless of what passengers may or may not see, when will the world see the first commercial Hyperloop system?
The Dubai government is currently examining the use of Hyperloop technology at the massive Jebel Ali seaport to shift container cargos from the port to an inland hub in the 2020s.
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