“To alleviate traffic, transportation corridors, like the buildings that feed into them, must expand into three dimensions. One option is to ‘go up’ with flying cars. However, flying cars have issues with weather, noise, and generally increase anxiety levels of those below them. The other option is to ‘go down’ and build tunnels.
Elon Musk has been up (or down) to something over the past year. The Boring Company, where the above quote was taken from, has a rather simple mission. They want to dig tunnels and route traffic through them. Sounds simplistic, we know, but this has never been taken on before due mainly to one thing – cost. The company’s founder, Musk, understands this intimately having to contend with costs as prohibitive as paying $1 billion per mile dug.
The natural comparison that The Boring Company project has drawn is with a subway. Basically, what’s the difference? Musk envisions a transportation [...]