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The Boring Company

Elon Musk's new company, creating tunnels for traffic

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Niv Dror@nivo0o0 Β· Writer/Social Editor @ProductHunt
Elon Musk stuck in traffic, comes up with totally futuristic idea to end traffic. Elon Musk tweets, said futuristic idea to end traffic. Calls it the Boring company. "Boring, it's what we do." 5 months later, reveals futuristic new company at TED. If πŸ‘ this πŸ‘ was πŸ‘ a πŸ‘ movie πŸ‘ it πŸ‘ would πŸ‘ be πŸ‘ considered πŸ‘ "too out there" πŸ‘ to πŸ‘ be πŸ‘ reality. πŸ‘ Very proud of my good friend Elon.
Ahmad Awais@mrahmadawais Β· Full Stack Devβ€” WordPress Core Developer
@nivo0o0 We need this here in Lahore, PK!
Lyondhur@lyondhur Β· SM UX/IxD Designer ProdDev & Scrum Coach
@nivo0o0 Tunnels never REALLY had great life span in human history. Why go underground.. if you can fly?
Andrew Askins@andrewaskins Β· Co-founder, Krit
@lyondhur @nivo0o0 there was an article about this a few weeks ago. Musk argued that flying cars aren't as good an idea as everyone thinks they are. Hard to control all of those flight paths and crashes could be extremely dangerous. His example was imagine a hub cap coming off and flying through the air.
Arqum Younus@arqumyounus Β· Tech savvy
@lyondhur @nivo0o0 Totally agree with you, why go underground, why not go for overhead roads?
Lyondhur@lyondhur Β· SM UX/IxD Designer ProdDev & Scrum Coach
@andrewaskins @nivo0o0 I'm not necessarily implying flying cars only, but over-the-ground trains and cars systems (flying, as in speed). However, we're quite close to a technological jump that's unprecedented. I see NO BIG AN OBSTACLE to manage an entire network of airways for flying vehicles with Artificial Intelligence, as it reaches a favourable point to do so. I heard it in a conversation with fellow designers and teacher friends that Musk's reluctant argument around flying cars revolves around the fact that he himself doesn't have a stake in it. Yet. Meaning, we'd be too behind in that race, as he is far too involved with tunnels, solar and neural networks. I won't be surprised if his argument completely changes in 10 years.
Lyondhur@lyondhur Β· SM UX/IxD Designer ProdDev & Scrum Coach
@andrewaskins @nivo0o0 We can do this without AI, 24/7. I think we will be able to manage the future. https://www.facebook.com/Discove...
Karim Higazy@karim_higazy
This guy is like James Cameron's sequel to Steve Jobs.
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@panasenkova Β· Co-founder of geekhut
@karim_higazy yes, he is raising the bar
Joshua Marriage@joshyoowah Β· VALUE
@karim_higazy except this guy has ideas that advance humanity lol
Kunal Bhatia@kunalslab Β· Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
Elon has truly turned into Bored Elon Musk! πŸ˜‚πŸ•³οΈ
Noah Kim@wuss Β· Startup in Progress β–“β–“β–“β–“β–“β–“β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘ 50%
What happens to the gaping hole left in the road after the car descends?
Ben Ingignieri@ben_ingignieri Β· Creative Designer | www.bennyboxhead.com
@wuss Hopefully it closes as soon as the car descends under the road & quickly, otherwise there'll be reports of pothole sightings around the city leading to the underworld! xD
Juan Sanchez@jsanc623 Β· Founder @ Sphire
@ben_ingignieri @wuss So, NYC day to day?
jeremy carson@thejeremycarson Β· Founder, creata.co
seems so insanely impractical. massive tunnels for removing a few dozen cars from the flow of traffic at a time won't do much. am interested in how it scales. EDIT: massive tunnels, not massive tunes. though, an elon musk cover band sounds interesting...
Sotiris Karagiannis@skaragiannis
@thejeremycarson I agree. I'd prefer to direct his creativity and vision to a really impossible until now target: Teleportation
Bruno Skvorc@bitfalls Β· I work at SitePoint and Diffbot.com
@skaragiannis @thejeremycarson you would kill yourself to send a copy of yourself to your destination? Seems mad.
Sotiris Karagiannis@skaragiannis
@bitfalls @thejeremycarson who says that? Old movies ? I believe we don't even know what's coming with biocomputing and quantum physics and other tech. Ai seems so predictable compared to them!
Noah Kim@wuss Β· Startup in Progress β–“β–“β–“β–“β–“β–“β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘β–‘ 50%
@thejeremycarson 1% solution for a 1% problem. The real problem is "how do we get the most people from point A to point B as comfortably and with as little friction as possible". What this is solving is "how do I get me and my beloved car that is mostly driving just me around 90% of the time, from point A to point B as comfortably and with as little friction as possible".
Gabe Ragland@gabe_ragland Β· Founder, Imgfave (YC S12)
@thejeremycarson Why do you think it would only remove a few dozen cars? You can have many many layers of tunnels. In the video he talks about how you can dig much farther down than the tallest skyscraper.