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The Boring Company is making some progress.
Time

Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk has envisioned the future of travel and it’s getting close — and fast.

Motoring from Los Angeles to New York City in a fully autonomous car?

By the end of 2017, he said during a TED Talk interview in Vancouver on Friday.

“November or December of this year, we should be able to go from a parking lot in California to a parking lot in New York, no controls touched at any point during the entire journey,” Musk predicted, according to a TED Blog summary.

Humans riding rockets to Mars?

“I really think there’s a fundamental difference, if you sort of look into the future, between a humanity that is a space-faring civilization, that’s out there exploring the stars, on multiple planets … compared with one where we are forever confined to Earth until some eventual extinction event,” the founder of the SpaceX private aerospace company told a previous TED Talk audience in 2013.

Underground car travel via a network of new tunnels excavated by a Musk startup dubbed The Boring Company?

Cars carrying passengers at 124 miles per hour atop skate-like platforms that whisk through the tubes, according to a concept video Musk’s digging firm issued on Friday.

And how about the semi-truck Tesla is expected to unveil this fall?

A teaser image released Friday showed a shadowy big rig with headlights like those on Tesla’s Model X and Model S autos and a continuous design across the truck’s front cabin, TechCrunch reported.

“With the Tesla Semi, we want to show that an electric truck actually can out-torque any diesel semi,” Musk said Friday, according to the TED Blog summary. “If you had a tug…