The Boring Company

Elon Musk's new company, creating tunnels for traffic

The Boring Company is an infrastructure and tunneling company founded by Elon Musk to cut down on traffic & improve our vehicular transportation.

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Elon Musk stuck in traffic, comes up with totally futuristic idea to end traffic. Elon Musk tweets, said futuristic idea to end traffic. Calls it the Boring company. "Boring, it's what we do." 5 months later, reveals futuristic new company at TED. If πŸ‘ this πŸ‘ was πŸ‘ a πŸ‘ movie πŸ‘ it πŸ‘ would πŸ‘ be πŸ‘ considered πŸ‘ "too out there" πŸ‘ to πŸ‘ be πŸ‘ reality. πŸ‘ Very proud of my good friend Elon.
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@nivo0o0 We need this here in Lahore, PK!
@nivo0o0 Tunnels never REALLY had great life span in human history. Why go underground.. if you can fly?
@lyondhur @nivo0o0 there was an article about this a few weeks ago. Musk argued that flying cars aren't as good an idea as everyone thinks they are. Hard to control all of those flight paths and crashes could be extremely dangerous. His example was imagine a hub cap coming off and flying through the air.
@lyondhur @nivo0o0 Totally agree with you, why go underground, why not go for overhead roads?
@andrewaskins @nivo0o0 I'm not necessarily implying flying cars only, but over-the-ground trains and cars systems (flying, as in speed). However, we're quite close to a technological jump that's unprecedented. I see NO BIG AN OBSTACLE to manage an entire network of airways for flying vehicles with Artificial Intelligence, as it reaches a favourable point to do so. I heard it in a conversation with fellow designers and teacher friends that Musk's reluctant argument around flying cars revolves around the fact that he himself doesn't have a stake in it. Yet. Meaning, we'd be too behind in that race, as he is far too involved with tunnels, solar and neural networks. I won't be surprised if his argument completely changes in 10 years.
This guy is like James Cameron's sequel to Steve Jobs.
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@karim_higazy yes, he is raising the bar
@karim_higazy except this guy has ideas that advance humanity lol
Elon has truly turned into Bored Elon Musk! πŸ˜‚πŸ•³οΈ
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What happens to the gaping hole left in the road after the car descends?
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@wuss Hopefully it closes as soon as the car descends under the road & quickly, otherwise there'll be reports of pothole sightings around the city leading to the underworld! xD
seems so insanely impractical. massive tunnels for removing a few dozen cars from the flow of traffic at a time won't do much. am interested in how it scales. EDIT: massive tunnels, not massive tunes. though, an elon musk cover band sounds interesting...
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@thejeremycarson I agree. I'd prefer to direct his creativity and vision to a really impossible until now target: Teleportation
@skaragiannis @thejeremycarson you would kill yourself to send a copy of yourself to your destination? Seems mad.
@bitfalls @thejeremycarson who says that? Old movies ? I believe we don't even know what's coming with biocomputing and quantum physics and other tech. Ai seems so predictable compared to them!
@thejeremycarson 1% solution for a 1% problem. The real problem is "how do we get the most people from point A to point B as comfortably and with as little friction as possible". What this is solving is "how do I get me and my beloved car that is mostly driving just me around 90% of the time, from point A to point B as comfortably and with as little friction as possible".
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@thejeremycarson Why do you think it would only remove a few dozen cars? You can have many many layers of tunnels. In the video he talks about how you can dig much farther down than the tallest skyscraper.