Tech-bros... are there any more annoying people on this planet? Today, I listened incredulously to the news report about Elon Musk's plan to build highway tunnels under the surface of Hawthorne, California. Congratulations, Muskie, you invented a subway system, albeit a stupid one... these tunnels are meant for individual automobiles to navigate, rather than moving vast quantities of people in an efficient manner. It's not a mass transit system, but a masters' transit system- a sort of transportation network in which the Master of the Universe tech titans can travel free not only of freeway traffic, but of the presence of other human beings, sometimes indigent or incoherent ones. Why put up with the common people, even people suffering afflictions, if you can travel alone in your own private tubeway? These tech titans, unlike the original Tubeway Army, won't even have to disconnect from anyone, not having made any connections with the hoi polloi:
As an individual who loves the subway system of NYC, even with its frustrations and discomforts, I find this plan ridiculous, and cannot escape the conclusion that it is based on class, and I would even say racial, animus. It hints at a dismal future in which public infrastructure is allowed to deteriorate while a second, parallel infrastructure earmarked for wealthy users is constructed in its stead. To some extent, this parallel infrastructure exists, especially in the field of private aviation, but Musk wants to ramp it up by constructing what promise to be members only subpar subways.