By Patrick May | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: December 18, 2018 at 11:25 am | UPDATED: December 18, 2018 at 11:27 am Here we sit on the edge of another possible milestone in the life of The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s fantastical flight of underground fancy as he proposes to bore a network of tunnels whisking people in “autonomous electric skates” to and fro beneath America’s gridlocked city streets. With Tuesday’s planned unveiling of the company’s test tunnel under a street in the Southern California city of Hawthorne, Musk’s admirers and detractors alike are waiting with bated breath. Dec. 20, 2016: Musk announces the birth of The Boring Company. February 2017: The company begins digging a 30-foot-wide trench outside the Hawthorne offices of SpaceX, another company run by Musk, according to Wired. Musk tells employees: “Let’s get started today and see what’s the biggest hole we can dig between now and Sunday afternoon, running 24 hours a day.” April 2017: At a TED conference, Musk estimates that his company’s project is more like a personal hobby, taking only a tiny fraction of his time. March 2017: Musk announces that in the next month his firm would start using a tunnel boring… Read full this story
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