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Is Hyperloop overhyped?

Remember Elon Musk and his Hyperloop idea? This is the guy who brought you such ground-breaking ideas as the Tesla electric car and reusable rockets and some head-scratching ones such as personal flamethrowers and computer chips for your brain to perform consensual telepathy. His latest idea involved building tunnels all over the Los Angeles metro area, putting people in cylinders and shooting them all over at very high speeds. Sort of like the air tubes at the drive-through window at the bank. Instead of putting money in the cylinder, you would get into the cylinder. Then someone would push a button and off you would go at hundreds of miles per hour to be deposited somewhere just like at a bank. You could even ask for a candy lollipop in your cylinder like at the bank too. That’s appropriate since only a sucker would subject himself to something so incredibly dangerous. Musk even said the first rides would be for free. I sure hope so. Who would pay to be part of an experimental high speed habitrail for people? I say habitrail because the first riders would essentially be guinea pigs. Not only was the public very skeptical of the merits of the Hyperloop project, but he was also getting pushback from prisoners and drug traffickers who had already built their own network of tunnels all over the LA area. He even wanted to build a tunnel all the way from Los Angeles to San Francisco and claimed he had a machine that could bore the entire distance in only a few weeks. Experts likened it to a kind of a mechanical “supermole” and residents were fearful it was going to wreak a lot of havoc in their backyards all the way up the San Fernando Valley. The dirt mounds from the tunneling would have been so enormous they would have rivaled the Sierra Nevadas or the Rockies. Now that’s what I call making a mountain out of a…

Boring Company approved to expand Vegas tunnel loop to nearby casino

The Boring Company’s vision for a network of transport tunnels beneath Las Vegas has gained a little more traction, with local officials approving plans for an expansion that includes a new stop at the Resorts World Las Vegas casino. This will become the system’s first station outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center, and could pave the way for connections to other attractions along the Las Vegas Strip, and maybe beyond.