Elon Musk's Boring Company Reimagines Underground Transportation

published on 01 May 2017
Elon Musk is unarguably one of the world's greatest visionaries currently alive. Everything he does is about changing the world and making it a better place. The newest proof of his revolutionary spirit is his latest venture, the so-called Boring Company. 

With this new business, Musk hopes to reduce traffic by creating a computer-managed network of interconnected underground tunnels where cars could travel at a speed of 130 mph by rail once they enter the tunnel via an elevator. "There's no real limit to how many levels of tunnels you can have. The deepest mines are much deeper than the tallest buildings are tall," Musk said in an interview. 

However, because Musk can only dedicate 2 to 3 percent of his time to this new venture and because boring machines are slower than a snail, the Boring Company still has a long way to come before achieving its goal. Musk also explained why he believes tunnels could be the future of transportation and not flying cars: "Let's just say if something is flying over your head ... that is not an anxiety-reducing situation. You don't think to yourself 'Well, I feel better about today.' You're thinking … 'Is it going to come off and guillotine me as it comes flying past?'" he said.