Monday, May 18, 2020

More Musk: "The Boring Company: here’s what comes next after Las Vegas milestone"

From Inverse:
The Boring Company's first tunnel, a connection for the Las Vegas Convention Center, is almost ready. Here's what comes next

The Boring Company has completed the tunnel-digging process for its first public project, and it has big plans for the future.

The tunnel construction company, first founded by Elon Musk at the start of 2017 to provide more capacity for city transportation, finished digging the second of two tunnels at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Thursday. The planned bi-directional connection stretches over 4,500 feet, covers three stations, and enables center attendees to traverse the complex in all-electric Tesla vehicles in just under two minutes.

Hours after the breakthrough, Musk teased on his Twitter page that there is more to come:
"Boring Co will also connect Vegas hotels & airport. Autonomous Teslas in tunnels will provide individualized mass transit."

We've been following The Boring Company for a while, almost since Day 1 see:
March 2017
Like the 60 Year Old Prostitutes Dressed As Lady Gaga In the Rue Saint-Denis, Elon Musk's Boring Company May Be More Interesting For the Packaging Than the Product (TSLA)
Jan. 2017
Elon Musk Is Serious About Starting A Boring Company
Dec. 2016
Elon Musk Considering A Boring Company

The heartbreak of both Chicago Mayoral candidates coming out against the tunnel to O'Hare, the thrill of the flamethrower kickoff.

The effect on the media:
Elon Musk Parody Twitter Account Concedes Defeat, Considering Making Tweets Private (TSLA)

Yes, we've been tracking this one for a while.