…ut of it — miles and miles of under-city tunnels connected to thousands of street-level elevators — is in any way achievable without huge public subsidies or exorbitant prices needs to pull their head out of Elon Musk’s ass and come back to the real world.
When you grow up, you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact. And that is: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.
…or is my first reaction to be skeptical of his claim of increasing tunneling speed so dramatically. My first reaction is that it sounds rad and, if anyone can pull it off, he could. After all, he’s already revolutionized the electric car industry, the solar panel industry, and the space rocket business. Musk has reinvented the world so many times now, I just shake my head and smile when he stakes his next claim. What he’s doing is groundbreaking, in all senses of the word.