Sunday, June 11, 2017

#162 / Boring Tunnels And The 59th Street Bridge

Elon Musk has embarked on a new venture, the "Boring Company." Early indications were that Musk wanted to build tunnels to carry cars on "electric skates." That may not be the real plan, however. 

According to a recent article, what Musk actually wants to do is to use the tunnels he proposes for his "hyperloop" system, which will propel people through pneumatic tubes at about 600 miles per hour. The article that discusses this concept is found on the Futurism website, which greets the idea with great enthusiasm:

The Hyperloop ... is set to revolutionize transportation. It promises to connect individuals around the globe, making long-distance travel both speedy and remarkably affordable.

As I have already revealed, I am not exactly convinced that Musk's tunnel program is a good idea. Simon & Garfunkel probably have a better approach. The lyrics to Simon & Garfunkel's 59th Street Bridge Song are found below. A picture of New York City's 59th Street Bridge is found above. 

Here is the key point, highlighted in the lyrics: 

Slow down, you move too fast
You got to make the morning last
Just kicking down the cobblestones
Looking for fun and feeling groovy
Ba da-da da-da da-da, feeling groovy
Hello lamppost, what'cha knowing
I've come to watch your flowers growin'
Ain't cha got no rhymes for me?
Doo-ait-n-doo-doo, feeling groovy
Ba da-da da-da da-da, feeling groovy
I got no deeds to do, no promises to keep
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep
Let the morningtime drop all its petals on me
Life, I love you, all is groovy

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