Elon Musk Hints At Starting A Company That Digs Tunnels Under Traffic

Underground boring machine

If anyone other than Elon Musk would have said it, we could laugh it off as a joke. But this is the man who is behind revolutionary things like Paypal, Tesla, SpaceX, and the Hyperloop. So when he says he’s going to build something, we have to sit up straight in our seats.

Musk was tired of being stuck in traffic on December 17 when he tweeted that he was “going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging…” 

Then he replied with a name the tunnel venture, saying it “shall be called The Boring Company” and even suggested a slogan: “Boring, it’s what we do.” It all seemed as a tweet out of exasperation until the technology mogul even updated his bio to read: “Tesla, SpaceX, Tunnels (yes, tunnels) & OpenAI.”

And then when he saw people tweeting comments suggesting this was a good joke, he replied, ” I am actually going to do this!”. So we would not be surprised if we get to hear about revolutionising the future of transport (again) from a man who has already influenced the transport industry with his electric car, Space X and Hyperloop concept. Perhaps Musk will come up with a technology competition for this tunnel transport experiment, just like he did for the Hyperloop.

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