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Model M for Mole?

Discussion in 'Future Cars' started by ItsNotAboutTheMoney, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    Elon Musk [email protected] 23h23 hours ago
    I am actually going to do this
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    Elon Musk [email protected] Dec 17
    Boring, it's what we do
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    Elon Musk [email protected] Dec 17
    It shall be called "The Boring Company"
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    Elon Musk [email protected] Dec 17
    Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging...
     
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    "The Boring Company"

    He was already investigating tunnels for the tube thingie -- HyperLoop. So, now he already has bureaucratic infrastructure for tunnels; might as well do all sorts of tunnel types and uses.
     
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    Love Elon's ideas and can see why he would want to develop this kind of tech before lifting off to Mars.

    Tunnel Boring is one tough gig, you really can't fault the guy on his stomach for a challenge!
     
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    And knowing Elon, he'll call his boring machine a Horta. Sorry, my inner Star Trek geek coming out.
     
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    Color me dumb, but I don't get this. Is it something to clean out our main arteries?
     
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    Could be of use to Hyperloop and/or road traffic, but underground living on Mars would be useful while you wait decades for the Terraforming to take.

    Either that or Elon is sick of the Tony Stark comparisons and wants to be The Underminer.
     
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    Season 1, Episode 25. The Horta is an alien capable of boring through rock.

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    He shall summon a Great Maker

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