Amazon seems to have burrowed beneath Elon Musk’s hyperloop plans with its own vision of tube travel after it was reportedly awarded a patent for a network of subterranean tunnels to deliver an ever-expanding catalogue of goods.

Of course, as Geekwire – the publication that noticed the patent, which was filed three years ago and granted late last year – writes, this should not be surprising given the retail behemoth has looked into virtually every other mode of transport, from drones and planes to bikes and self-driving trucks.

Despite this, Geekwire believes the plan to be ambitious, even for America’s largest online retailer.

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