Elon Musk: The Future We Are Building - Boring
The 3D Network Tunnel
Elon Musk describes how the network problems in LA can be solved. He gives the overview of the current situation in the state by highlighting the major city traffic problems that affect the people in LA and how the 3D network of tunnels can help in lessening the traffic congestions which affect people across the whole world.
To develop a 3D tunnel network, one has to integrate both the entrance and exit of the tunnels into the city road design. Basing on Elon, the elevators can be constructed to take the cars on skates with no speed limits. It works the same way as the road tolls and can be used to reduce traffic congestions in most surface streets too.
There is no limit on how many tunnels a city can have. They can go deeper than some of the tallest building in the city. The project is largely expensive but it’s worth the effort if it’s implemented well. It runs into billion dollars depending on the distance the tunnel is covering in terms of kilometers.
Alternative Measures for Congestions in the City
Many people believe that the solution to most traffic congestions in cities is by the invention of flying cars or drones. However, Elon criticized the idea of flying objects as they cause too much harm to the residents including the noise and air pollution. The best mechanism is to incorporate the 3D networks that are built underground.
Elon has started a boring company to implement the 3D network in LA. The company has purchased several second-hand machines and with a few personnel, they are already making a great progress on the tunnel project. He also started Tesla with the aim of persuading people that electrification is the best future for automation.
He agrees that every project has its own challenges and opportunities that need to be considered. It’s not right to rush into some things without weighing the pros and cons and considering the impact on the whole generation.