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It’s no secret that Elon Musk, billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is a huge proponent of Hyperloop technology. The tech mogul has repeatedly touted the benefits that such technology, when used underground, would have in alleviating the strains placed on an urban center’s traffic infrastructure.
Last year in January at SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod Competition, Musk presented a proposal for company that would do just this implementing this technology inside of underground tunnels. A year later, he followed this up by claiming that such a tunnel could begin being constructed in Los Angeles as early as the end of February.
Now it seems that the tech mogul has every intention of following through on his ideas. Last weekend at this year’s Hyperloop Pod Competition, Musk unveiled his new tunnel boring machine by having it begin digging a tunnel as part of a demonstration, from which will emerge a full operation tunnel.
The machine is part of his newest venture, a transportation company which he so appropriately has named the “Boring Company”. While not much is known about this company or the machine itself, the intent behind them seems clear enough: to combine Hyperloop technology and tunnels to improve the transportation industry. While this hypothesis has not been confirmed outright, it has neither been denied my Mr. Musk himself when questioned on the topic.
What this points to is an attempt to revolutionize traffic and the traffic industry, both of which play large and important roles in the lives of everyday people. This is not surprising considering the multitude of other tech moguls and companies in Silicon Valley attempting to disrupt some industry or some part of lives whether it be from the way we work to the way we communicate.
However, what makes the particular endeavor so unique lies in the machine itself. Unlike so many other tunneling machines already in existence, Musk’s machine can move up to ten times as fast as conventional machinery, speeding up the process by a significant factor. The greatly diminished cost that this extra speed provides is why a business surrounds it likely to succeed.
Not only does this machine serve the interests of Mr. Musk in this venture, it falls in line with the goals behind his other business ventures as well. Such a machine, when combined with Hyperloop technology, would greatly diminish the amount of cars on the road, reducing both fuel consumption and carbon fuel emissions. The machine could also be used to fulfil SpaceX’s goal of establishing a colony on Mars. The possibilities are potentially limitless.
We will have to wait and see where exactly Elon Musk will take this project since no official reports have been made by neither him, nor SpaceX or Teslas. But no matter what the future hold for this project, the outcome is sure to be an impactful and noticeable one.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2017
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