Musk's Boring Company, founded in late 2016, generated excitement when it launched a line of branded flamethrowers on Musk's Instagram. The digging company sold 15,000 flamethrowers in just a few days, netting $7.5 million.
Why? Probably because they can, at least for now. In January 2017, California state lawmakers were mulling a bill to block the sale of flamethrowers and large blowtorches in the state.
The Boring Co. also wants to turn 2D traffic jams into 3D, underground road networks. His plan? Bore tunnels under the Earth, and then use elevators to whisk cars below the street and into high-speed tunnels.
This is Godot, the name of the Boring Co. tunneling machine. Musk has said its first Boring Co. tunnel route will be in Los Angeles, shortening a 45-minute car trip into a five-minute underground tunnel jaunt.
This isn't a photo of Elon Musk's newest experiment, but it's close. In March, the world learned about Neuralink, a new Musk venture reportedly trying to create brain-computer interfaces, kind of like the one shown here... but implanted in the body.
In 2015, Musk unveiled the home battery named Powerwall with a selling price of $3,500 for 10kWh and $3,000 for 7kWh. As for those roofs, the price could be very high -- like, $50,000 high -- or perhaps only $10,000, depending on rebates and energy bill savings.
Finally, we can't ignore OpenAI, a Musk non-profit in San Francisco. The goal: Develop AI that's friendly and will help mankind. Here's a screen grab from a video showing OpenAI technology teaching a complex virtual bot how to walk.