Darrell Etherington, writing for TechCrunch on Elon Musk’s (admittedly cleverly named) Boring Company:
Just what does Elon Musk’s Boring Company want to accomplish? This
might be our clearest picture yet — a video shown during Musk’s
TEDTalk from Friday morning, which includes a rendering of a
future underground transit network where cars travel on
crisscrossing layers of tunnels that include sleds shuttling
vehicles around on rails at around 130 mph.
This is a stupid idea, and I can’t believe anyone is taking it seriously. Why in the world would any city in the world invest in a public transit system for cars? I’m all for major investments in public transit infrastructure, but public transit is and should be for people, not for fucking cars.
★ Saturday, 29 April 2017