Billionaire Tech Genius Elon Musk Has Accidentally Invented The Bus

Truly visionary, except it's existed for several centuries.

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Elon Musk has had a brainwave. Through a combination of Extreme Genius, technical expertise and cash dollars, he’s come up with an urban transportation system with “thousands of small stations the size of a single parking space that take you very close to your destination and blend seamlessly into the fabric of a city, rather than a small number of big stations like a subway”.

That’s right: Elon Musk has invented the bus.

To be sure, it’s not just a regular bus: it’s spooky and high-tech and travels in underground tubes at extremely high speeds. Here’s an extremely futuristic video of how that might look:

Take away the glowing lights and the (frankly unrealistic) system of huge tunnels underneath the entire city, though, and it’s undeniably… just a bus. Except unlike the many city buses that are run by the government so as to remain relatively cheap and accessible, this one is run by an enormous, for-profit private corporation.

In short, then, Elon Musk has possibly managed to make buses worse? The future looks bright.