Hyperloop Co-Founder 'Very Serious' About California Secession

Posted by HardOCP News 11:58 AM (CST)

Thursday November 10, 2016

I hate talking about anything political but, when you have the co-founder of Hyperloop saying he is very serious about funding a legitimate campaign for California to become its own nation, its going to make news. I just want to know why this was "crazy talk" when Texas talked about it but it is "very serious" (and even has a name already) when California talks about it.

In the wake of the election result, Hyperloop co-founder Shervin Pishevar (pictured, right) began tweeting about his desire to see California secede from the United States. Naturally, it was dismissed as emotions running high after the highly divisive campaign, but Pishevar isn't backing down. At the Web Summit conference today, the billionaire was asked if he was serious about "Calexit*," to which he said that he was "very serious." He added that there would be "announcements" about his plans to implement the program coming in the near future.