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Elon Musk's Traffic Tunnel Challenge Is Boring
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This future was imagined by a number of authors; here's a description from The Houses of Iszm, a 1954 novel by the incomparable Jack Vance:
Farr paid his fare, summoned a one-man car to the dock, jumped in, dialed his destination, and relaxed into the seat...
The hum of the car soothed him. His eyes grew heavy; he started to doze.
The car vibrated, jerked, and shunted off the main tube toward the ocean. It twisted twice more, threading the maze of local tubes, and coasted finally to a stop.
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