Elon Musk: Boring to the Future

When I heard about Elon Musk’s Boring company I was a little unsure how I felt about it. In fact, I didn’t even know he had such a project going on. You would think that this man has enough on his hands to keep a whole team of engineers and innovators grasping for personal time. Yet, Musk continues to push the boundaries of our everyday life. The Boring Company is yet another project Musk is carefully pulling the strings on but the world may not be ready for another one of his ambitious projects.
The goal is to build an underground system of rails that will allow people to be transported without the need of driving. It would alleviate road congestion and the driver wouldn’t even have to pay attention to the road. Not to mention the fact that it would probably beat your highway times as the sleds your car will be transported in could reach around 130 mph. A Techcruch article suggested this was a long ways in the future but if implemented one rail at a time there’s no telling how popular they would be. Their usage would be the driving force obviously. There would have to be plenty of adopters to keep the boring going. I can’t say I see a reason why this wouldn’t work. A little scary at first but who wouldn’t love to save miles, gas and attention that could be spend elsewhere. Not only that but most vehicle collisions are due to driver error. With this underground rail system everything will be automated via computer system.
The pros vastly outweigh the cons here without a doubt. It has been very apparent for some time that we cannot continue to live as we have the last 100 years. We are doing more than our fair share of damage and the amount of people trying to balance it just aren’t making enough of a difference. Elon Musk has been trying to improve our lives with almost every move he makes. Taking the environment into account while simultaneously trying to improve humanity might not unfold how we imagined. I feel this is the beginning of a new world, a world we can all look forward to.