No matter if Elon Musk can’t remake Twitter the way it was designed. He would have the ambition to build a utopia of the real world.
According to a comprehensive study the wall street journal report citing multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, Elon Musk has purchased thousands of acres of farmland outside of Austin, TX. He reportedly intends to build his own city on the land. The WSJ says that in meetings with landowners and real estate agents, Musk and his representatives described a utopian city where his employees could both live and work along the Colorado River.
Boring Co. Leaders are reportedly considering how they could incorporate a city in Bastrop County, 35 miles from the state capital in Austin. People with knowledge of the plans say Musk wants Boring, SpaceXAnd You’re here employees living in and around Austin to have access to homes they could rent at more affordable rates than they could find in a tech-iconic location like famed San Francisco, California.
THE Log reports that the city is already more real than not. The property that could become Musk’s utopia adjoins the incomplete facilities of SpaceX and Boring Co. in Bastrop. The WSJ reports that the location is already home to several modular homes and recreational facilities, including a swimming pool and gym. Signs at the location say it’s “Snailbrook, TX, est. 2021” – “Snailbrook” also refers to Boring’s unofficial mascot, the snail.
Initiated Remarks that Musk has expressed utopian inspirations in the past:
In 2021, Musk issued an “urgent” call for more housing in Austin, Texas, as SpaceX and Tesla sought to fill hundreds of jobs in the area. At the time, Musk said he planned to create a new city called Starbase at SpaceX’s launch facility in Texas, about a five-hour drive from Austin. But, while SpaceX employees have taken over much of Boca Chica, Texas, it’s unclear if Musk ever fully established the city.
Utopian concepts based on the needs of automotive manufacturing are nothing new. Henry Ford’s Failure Fordlandie was a Ford Motor Company attempted to establish a rubber plantation in the Brazilian Amazon in the 1920s. Ford envisioned a self-contained American-style community with homes, schools, churches, and modern conveniences. It would house thousands of workers and provide latex for Ford’s tire manufacturing operations.
Fordlandia was doomed from the start by poor planning, cultural missteps and labor strife. The land purchased for the failed experiment was sold back to the Brazilian government.
Where Henry Ford failed, however, Musk has enough creative input to help him. The WSJ reports that he consulted several in his entourage about Snailbrook, including Kanye Westthe hip-hop mogul’s architectural designer, and Musk’s ex and mother of two of his many children, singer Grimes.