Elon Musk is a visionary who nobody really knows what goes inside the complex head of his, including his choice of personal companion. Since after Paypal, the man, as it seems, wants to turn the world into one that many sci-fi novels and movies have predicted and these futuristic tunnels dreamed up The Boring Company is one of them. The Boring Company is anything but boring. The ‘boring’ here is obviously does mean mundane, but rather, more of digging, tunnelling and stuff, and hence the futuristic tunnels pitched forth by the company.
The Boring Company is one of the many companies the visionary has dipped in and apparently, the man himself did not devote a whole lot of time into it. However, that does not stop the company from making headway, or in this case, turn heads with its audacious proposition of a multi-level tunnel networks for cars. You may question, “aren’t tunnels not new?” Well, they are certainly not new, but as you can see in the video below, Elon’s The Boring Company’s proposition is anything but ordinary tunnels. They are tunnels for cars that involves no driving.
What happen is, cars can escape the gridlock on the surface by getting onto a platform which works like an car elevator that transports the vehicle to beneath the surface where the entire platform, with the car still on it, will zip through a network of tunnels at speeds up to 200 km/h (124 mph), presumably, autonomously. Little is known about the system at this point, but it sure looks like one you see in Minority Report, except this real-life concept is underground.
The Boring Company’s Tunnels is indeed a bold dream which looks like an impossibility in near future. Far future, perhaps. Definitely not something you will see in say, five or ten years. Skip ahead for the said video.
Image: screengrab from YouTube video.