The Big Think

June 6, 2015

Elon Musk: The World’s Raddest Man

Filed under: Maker,Technology — jasony @ 11:03 pm

Elon Musk: The World’s Raddest Man | Wait But Why:

“For me, this project was one of the biggest no-brainers in history. Not just because Elon Musk is Elon Musk, but because here are two separate items that have been sitting for a while in my ‘Future Post Topics’ document, verbatim:

– ‘electric vs hybrid vs gas cars, deal with tesla, sustainable energy’

– ‘spacex, musk, mars?? how learn to do rockets??’

I already wanted to write about these topics, for the same reason I wrote about Artificial Intelligence—I knew they would be hugely important in the future but that I also didn’t understand them well enough. And Musk is leading a revolution in both of these worlds.

It would be like if you had plans to write about the process of throwing lightning bolts and then one day out of the blue Zeus called and asked if you wanted to question him about a lot of stuff.

So it was on. The plan was that I’d come out to California, see the Tesla and SpaceX factories, meet with some of the engineers at each company, and have an extended sit down with Musk. Exciting.

The first order of business was to have a full panic.”

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