Special Note: Please note that this scenario is meant to be read as entertainment, not as an accurate prediction of the future. Also note that the viewpoints and opinions that may come across in this scenario are not necessarily the viewpoints and opinions of the author.
By the end of the 21st century (which will have witnessed many recessions and even a brief but severe depression), every community with a population of 15,000 people or greater in North America will be connected by a highly detailed maglev train system .
This hemispherical maglev network will eventually connect to similar towns in Central America and South America (once an enduring stable democracy is in place). These lines will be refered to as the Pan-American Maglev Lines and it will be owned by a wealthy grandson of a retired Jewish banker. The maglev lines would start with more than $50,000,000 in lottery "seed money" and be established sometime around the year 2039.
Since Mr. Rotshchild-Yamaguchi will have the mind and the body of a 30-year-old forever thanks to nanotechnology, he will live to see the maglev lines come to completion. He will never have to worry about cancer, heart diseases, or dying from other reasons other than accidents because the nanobots in his mind and body will protect home from all pathogens. Rotshchild-Yamaguchi eventually died in a solar-powered boating accident on June 8, 2060.
While the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will oversee the first ten years of the maglev train service under the guise of domestic observers, technological advances will make it so terrorism on maglev trains is almost impossible to do. The American people will slowly fight back against the TSA, disbanding them by force in an Act of Congress that takes place sometime in 2049. When spaceports come into existence, they will work in conjunction with maglev train stations and in opposition with airports.
From the start of the 21st century, it would take years and years of technological research for airplanes to lose their near total monopoly in the travel industry. While the TSA claims to keep you safe, they are really making you helpless so you are forced to listen to the arch-conservative news anchors on cable TV and on the local AM radio. The video game industry predicted back in 1994 that airplanes will become obsolete sometime around 2031; the final end-game of the Super NES video game Aerobiz Supersonic. Maglev trains took over where the airplanes took off; providing fast luxurious travel for everyone.
- Northernmost: Anchorage, Alaska
- Southernmost: Punta Arenas, Chile
- Westernmost: Anchorage, Alaska
- Easternmost: Recife, Brazil
Most extreme destinations
- Biggest: Mexico City, Mexico
- Smallest: Glendive, Montana
- Highest: Quito, Ecuador
- Lowest: Miami, Florida