The Boring Company and the Chinese Communist Party's Belt and Road Initiative have announced a strategic partnership called the East- West Mantle Penetrator Project. Up to now, human transport options to get from point A to point B have been limited to inefficiently moving along Earth's curvature. Not anymore.
By this time next year, a vacuum tube will be constructed through Earth's mantle, moving in a purely linear rather than curvilinear manner, enabling spies, businessmen, and politicians to move between Washington, DC and Beijing in under one hour.
The East- West Mantle Penetrator Project, accelerating the movement of madmen between continents through the center of the Earth.