Elon Musk's companies, SpaceX and Tesla, are well renowned for their innovations in environmentally friendly vehicles and in SpaceX's case long-term plans to migrate the human race to Mars.
But Musk, with his bizarre tweets and business plans (including one that basically turns a human colony on Mars into a debtor's prison) is not always the most popular person.
And for one of his most recent projects, he's getting roasted hardcore.
Kylie Jenner showing off The Boring Company tunnel in Las Vegas 👀 🔥 @elonmusk https://t.co/wwN0yc9zIx— SAINT (@SAINT) 1618370965.0
The invention, which looks like a segment of Disney's Test Track, amounts to little more than a brief tunnel with LED lights that change color.
In the video, Kylie Jenner can be heard saying "this is crazy!" as the car drives her through the invention, but Twitter can't help but both laugh and be perplexed at the same time.
I am literally so excited for a tesla to do what comes natural to it and explode in the tunnel and just watching em… https://t.co/8QPPoWBhU6— matt (@matt) 1618520575.0
@PunishedGoon It’s a great idea, if it accommodated all vehicles and they could all autonomously navigate it withou… https://t.co/CUKwshRb9i— Josh (@Josh) 1618560558.0
@PunishedGoon More proof that the absolute weakest minds among us hold most of the power.— Eu•re•ka (@Eu•re•ka) 1618543326.0
@PunishedGoon Driving 5mph through a tunnel with RGB lights "I can't believe this."— eric. (@eric.) 1618522777.0
The Boring Company, one of Musk's other business endeavors responsible for this project, constructed this tunnel for one mile under the Las Vegas strip.
It costs $5 to drive through the tunnel.
While some people can't help but laugh at the ridiculousness of this promotion, others are citing safety concerns.
It would take 1 car blocking this off for people to be stuck in there for days. I know what I need to do. https://t.co/b4Td80eC4V— CFO of Antifa, LLC (@CFO of Antifa, LLC) 1618639579.0
this thing is going to get jammed or blocked at some point and it is going to be horrific for the people trapped in… https://t.co/h2s7hZY4Lb— Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) (@Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans)) 1618622398.0
I’m so tired https://t.co/otqrHTOj5e— Spank Pilled (@Spank Pilled) 1618602728.0
Musk claimed construction of such tunnels will cut driving times across the nation. In 2017, Musk bragged he'd received US government approval to construct a tunnel from New York City to Washington, DC which would supposedly cut driving time down to 30 minutes.
This project has yet to materialize.
Looks like a twitch gamer's colonoscopy. https://t.co/H99zTimntO— TMM (@TMM) 1618584210.0
All it’s gonna take is one claustrophobic person to cause an 80 car pile up https://t.co/97Ta2e0BID— Shelby Bigbee (@Shelby Bigbee) 1618578475.0
Shouts to Elon Musk for inventing the world’s worst gas station car wash. https://t.co/bTdI17KNB8— Jesse Thorn (@Jesse Thorn) 1618591300.0
The USA's dependence on cars has become apparent in its infrastructure projects throughout the years, though growing pressure mounts on the current federal government to invest more in public transit, such as high speed rail lines.
Maybe these LED tunnels will become subways of the future.