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Elon Musk tweets tunneling image (but whose tunnel?)

Commentary: Tesla's CEO, who believes tunnels can cure traffic, continues his Boring Company tease.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


Elon Musk in enjoying interesting times.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO been receiving criticism for agreeing to be on the president's economic advisory forum. But for hardcore tech types, he's been talking about something even more exciting.

In December, he claimed to be entering the tunneling business. He said it was the only way to solve LA's traffic problem. He said his would be the Boring Company.

Last month, he insisted that the digging would begin in February. Still there was no confirmation that this was anything other than humor.

On Friday night, Musk teased a little more. He tweeted a picture of tunneling and just one enticing word: "Minecraft."

What could this mean? Has the tunneling begun? Was the revolution so easily executed? Musk didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

On Saturday, however, the tunneling tease began again. Musk emitted another tweet. This time a picture of a tunnel with the words: "26 ft diameter tunnel running 2 miles under D.C."

For some, the excitement will surely now mount exponentially. They'll believe that Musk has made progress in this new atmosphere of deregulation more quickly than anyone had thought. They'll think he went to the very top and got the permits, just like that.

Those of more hardened material might decide that these images are, in fact, high art.

They're meant to symbolize that, by sitting on the president's forum, Musk is tunneling beneath the Trump administration until he can affect its core.

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