Elon Musk Showcases Futuristic Tunnels At TED Conference

So cool!

Driving on normal roads is apparently set to go out of style. You’ll probably realize that too when you watch this awesome video featuring amazing new underground tunnels.

CEO of Tesla and SpaceX (among others), Elon Musk revealed his new escapade in Vancouver at a TED conference.

“There’s no real limit to how many levels of tunnels you can have,” said Musk. “The deepest mines are much deeper than the tallest buildings are tall.”

The idea originated after Musk took to Twitter to voice his displeasure about the traffic in LA. Photos of the machines involved in the project were also uploaded recently.

The video displays a Tesla (obviously) pulling into a contraption called the ‘electrical skate’, which does all the work for the car and takes it as fast as 130 mph. The car travels through a maze of underground one-vehicle lanes.

The aforementioned CEO of The Boring Company, Tesla, SpaceX, and Neuralink addressed the notion that he might be doing a bit too much by saying “This is basically interns and people doing it part time,” Musk said of his time commitment to the Boring Company. “We bought some second-hand machinery. It’s kind of puttering along but making good progress”. He says that he is spending around 2 or 3 percent of his total time on the project.

With Musk pacing himself, it’s quite fair to assume we still have a ways to go before his underground idea comes to fruition. The progress of The Boring Company will probably also be stifled by a barrage of environmental impact reports and permits.

Also discussed was Musk’s aim to build a new machine that could both dig holes and reinforce them as well. This, Musk says, would be much more time and resource conserving than typical oil rigs which have to divide the process.

“We have a pet snail named Gary,” he told the audience, in an attempt to convey the glacial pace of the machines. “Gary is capable of currently going 14 times faster than a tunnel boring machine. We want to beat Gary. He’s not a patient little fellow, that will be victory. Victory will be beating the snail.” Musk even took to social media to promote the new website.

For now, all we have is the video. Future updates will likely be added as soon as they are available on Musk’s Twitter page. Additionally, and those who already follow Musk know this, his Twitter page is awesome. Musk even has a few dad-jokes up his sleeve.

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