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Is Elon Musk promising too much with his LA underground tunnel transport?A $1 trip on his futuristic ride seems too good to be true.
Let's talk about Elon Musk. He was at the Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles last week. I had a chance to watch his presentation where he talked about his Boring Company. This is this underground tunneling company His plans to get us zipping around in these little mini pods at 125 miles an hour. Wasn't he not going to do a hyper loop? Now he is doing a hyper loop. So there's a bit of distinction. He is actually working on a hyper loop even though he initially said he wasn't. This is actually this is considered a loop. It's shorter term. It's not cross country. It doesn't cross state lines. It's really only Within Los Angeles the idea is to get from Dodgers stadium to LAX in about ten minutes for a $1. Do $2, do $5, nothing costs a dollar anymore except stuff on the Happy Meal. I'm generally afraid of getting stuck in this tunnel, I already get clausterphobic in tunnels. If the subway gets stuck for like an hour, get stuck there, what happens if you get stuck in one of the boring tunnels? You'll be stuck underground. You'll be really bored. It sounds really terrifying to me.