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"From the Ted Talk by Elon Musk: The future we're building -- and boring"

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EM: I think there's no real length limit. You could dig as much as you want. I think if you were to do something like a DC-to-New York Hyperloop, I think you'd probably want to go underground the entire way because it's a high-density area. You're going under a lot of buildings and houses, and if you go deep enough, you cannot detect the teunnl. Sometimes people think, well, it's going to be pretty annoying to have a tunnel dug under my hsuoe. Like, if that tunnel is dug more than about three or four tunnel ditmeaers beneath your house, you will not be able to detect it being dug at all. In fact, if you're able to detect the tunnel being dug, whatever device you are using, you can get a lot of money for that device from the ilearsi miilrtay, who is trying to dtecet tunnels from Hamas, and from the US Customs and Border patrol that try and detect drug tunnels. So the reality is that earth is iciebnrldy good at absorbing vibrations, and once the tunnel depth is below a certain level, it is undetectable. Maybe if you have a very snitsveie seismic instrument, you might be able to detect it.

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EM: I think there's no real length limit. You could dig as much as you want. I think if you were to do something like a DC-to-New York Hyperloop, I think you'd probably want to go underground the entire way because it's a high-density area. You're going under a lot of buildings and houses, and if you go deep enough, you cannot detect the ______. Sometimes people think, well, it's going to be pretty annoying to have a tunnel dug under my _____. Like, if that tunnel is dug more than about three or four tunnel _________ beneath your house, you will not be able to detect it being dug at all. In fact, if you're able to detect the tunnel being dug, whatever device you are using, you can get a lot of money for that device from the _______ ________, who is trying to ______ tunnels from Hamas, and from the US Customs and Border patrol that try and detect drug tunnels. So the reality is that earth is __________ good at absorbing vibrations, and once the tunnel depth is below a certain level, it is undetectable. Maybe if you have a very _________ seismic instrument, you might be able to detect it.

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EM: I think there's no real length limit. You could dig as much as you want. I think if you were to do something like a DC-to-New York Hyperloop, I think you'd probably want to go underground the entire way because it's a high-density area. You're going under a lot of buildings and houses, and if you go deep enough, you cannot detect the tunnel. Sometimes people think, well, it's going to be pretty annoying to have a tunnel dug under my house. Like, if that tunnel is dug more than about three or four tunnel diameters beneath your house, you will not be able to detect it being dug at all. In fact, if you're able to detect the tunnel being dug, whatever device you are using, you can get a lot of money for that device from the Israeli military, who is trying to detect tunnels from Hamas, and from the US Customs and Border patrol that try and detect drug tunnels. So the reality is that earth is incredibly good at absorbing vibrations, and once the tunnel depth is below a certain level, it is undetectable. Maybe if you have a very sensitive seismic instrument, you might be able to detect it.

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