Tesla investors love CEO Elon Musk. Musk is a visionary genius and entrepreneurial billionaire who is often compared to "Iron Man" superhero protagonist Tony Stark. But while Musk fans are excited by his insatiable thirst for innovative technology, Tesla investors may be getting uneasy about his growing number of outside commitments.
The news that Tesla’s market value topped that of GM this week means that for the first time in the automobile era, America’s most valuable car maker is not based in Detroit. Instead, as cars become increasingly reliant on cutting-edge software and new energy technology, a Silicon Valley-based luxury electric car maker best exemplifies this convergence of the mechanical and electronic worlds.
Neural lace would help prevent humans from becoming “house cats” to AI, he suggests. “I think one of the solutions that seems maybe the best is to add an AI layer,” Musk hinted at the Code Conference last year. It would be a “digital layer above the cortex that could work well and symbiotically with you.
The first space race pitted nations against each other, as the U.S. and Soviet Union played a galactic game of one-upmanship. The playing field for the 21st century edition looks similar, but has decidedly different competitors, with billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos battling to create innovative and cost-efficient ways to access the stars.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is the most innovative tech leader in the world, with Apple head Tim Cook earning the top score among U.S.-based respondents, according to a recent survey of 800 executives around the world. Global tech industry leaders identified Musk as the most innovative leader of a tech company in the new report out from audit firm KPMG.
SpaceX recently announced that two private citizens have paid money to be sent around the Moon in what would mark the farthest humans have ever traveled to deep space since the 1970s. In a sector where entrepreneurs often speak of "moonshots," Musk is one of the biggest dreamers.
The 12-foot-long vehicle, which looks like a cross between a NASCAR racer and a walking pill bug, will be strapped onto an accelerator and thrown down a mile-long vacuum tube at speeds that will top out over 200 mph, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. A complex propulsion system that was built on campus will use an array of magnets to levitate the vehicle and keep it from losing speed. And at the end of the run, its brakes and a set of Goodyear tires will bring it to a stop, one mile and about 30 seconds after the trip began.
Mars is the future. It’s after all NASA’s current overarching goal to send humans to the Red Planet. But even as early as the 1950s, aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun had published his vision of a mission to Mars in his book The Mars Project. We’ve also heard visions of settling the Red Planet under the leadership of a private organisation before. So why does Elon Musk get so much attention? And how feasible are his ideas?
SpaceX successfully tested its Raptor interplanetary drive prototype this week, but that was only a hint of what SpaceX has planned. On Tuesday, founder Elon Musk took the stage at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) to explain how SpaceX plans to make humanity a multi-planetary species. There are still some unanswered questions.
Elon Musk didn't reveal what the solar roof would be, only that it would be an integrated roof product. This would be sold to builders of new homes as well as for roof replacements. CEO Lyndon Rive said the product would focus on selling to installers of the 5 million new roofs put in each year in the U.S.