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Elon Musk's Boring Company, which has to date sold the dream of a massive tunnel-based transportation system to get (wealthy) people's cars around faster and also mislabelled "flamethrowers", is now selling itself as the future of mass urban transit.
Chipper villain Elon Musk has been having what appears to be a lot of fun selling dubiously safe Boring Company "flamethrowers", which despite outrage from some politicians are actually just garden-variety torches packaged to look like a weapon from Portal. He's sold 20,000 of them for $US500 ($631) a pop, netting a cool $US10 ($13) million in the process and all without actually having to show any further progress on the company's tunnels!
Since launching The Boring Company a year ago, Elon Musk has mentioned several possibly construction sites for the tunnel-drilling business, and thrown out a vague reference to a "verbal" government approval for a Hyperloop tunnel connecting New York City and Washington, DC. But now we know at least one mayor wants Musk to drill a hole under their city.
Elon Musk, best known for running Tesla and SpaceX, has recently turned his attention back to Earth. Specifically, under the earth: His Boring Company wants to build a tunnel under Los Angeles to alleviate its traffic problem. It's a bold plan, and details are still relatively scarce.
Disruption is a core tenet of the tech industry. Presumably, this is why billionaire entrepreneur and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has embarked on a new project to disrupt solid ground. Over the weekend, Musk began digging a big-arse hole on SpaceX properties to start testing out how to build a high-speed tunnel underneath Los Angeles.