Elon asked on twitter for name suggestions for their first boring machine, what is yours?
Sonic the Hedgehog
Bòren to be Wild
shame Digalicious is already taken
El Topo anti trafficante!
Hole in one!
I'm not sure about the machine, but the parking lot should be renamed "Arrakis".
Driller Killer (drive in slasher classic)
Filthy Rodent, "from the movie Caddyshack"
Bjorn or Bust....I really gotta get to Norway after watching his videos... for years!
Megaworm, megamole, megabeattle
The Bore More
And then "The Bore More Part Duex"
Or "Bore More the Sequel"
How about :
Drill Baby Drill
Holier than thou.
Now that this seems possible and even technical feasible next question is: how is Tesla going to make money on this?
Are these going to be like toll roads? Elon didn't seem to touch this. Any suggestion?
Who said he wants to make money from it?
He doesn't? Well, tunnels will cover all of greater LA. This can be fairly expensive. He didn't say it will be done with personal money and out of philanthropy.
This is a legit question. Growth requires money. The costs can be fairly big and and then most of companies also need profit, - for more growth or returns to shareholders.
He wants to make money off of it. Nothing is free.
This was posted on 'Electrek'. "They also claim that earthquakes and surface noise are actually nonissues. It’s something that came up a lot since Musk first shopped the idea around, but tunnels are actually a very safe place during earthquakes since they move with the ground."
Is this always true? The earth does not shear? Wouldn't that require the density of the earth to be the same throughout? I doubt that the screams from people in the collapsing tunnels could be heard either. I think I would rather be in a rocket suit, or the Illium in bad weather than be buried alive.
Oh, I forgot. The name.... What do you call something you have bought with the only bid on EBAY? 'Misguided'