Elon Musk is looking into the circular economy it appears as his Boring Company releases a video that points out an actual use for dirt dug up in their tunnels.
The tunnel digging Boring Company want to use the earth to make bricks that look like Lego. Only these bricks come in adult-size for constructing tall buildings potentially.
It is not just an idea though. In fact the Tesla associated company has made a machine to cut those bricks already and released the following video.
— The Boring Company (@boringcompany) July 13, 2018
The Boring Company has been a testbed for some of Elon Musk’s more ludicrous ideas such as the flame thrower campaign that has burnt its way into the collective memory of the cyberspace. Still, other initiatives have more substance to it such as the Chicago project. The Boring Company has been selected to build a “Loop” transit system between the O’Hare airport and the downtown area. 80 to 100 vehicles based on the Model X will be used in the underground system. The fully electric vehicles will then drive autonomously through a tunnel system at speeds up to 240 km/h.
What is most notable though, is that Chicago will not be paying for the system. The Boring Company will operate and take revenue from the service instead, essentially making them a private mass-transit company.
No clients have been named for the bricks yet, nor have they found concrete use cases. There was mention of the pyramids though.
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