Hyperloop, electric cars, and philosophy–Elon Musk

This is a really neat interview with Elon Musk.  In case you’ve been in a cave for the last 20 years, Elon founded Space-X, Tesla, and is one of the more creative and brilliant entrepreneurs around.  He seems to be a very intelligent yet genuine person, as you’ll see in this interview.  He has an interesting philosophy on creative design processes and

One of the ideas he’s spoken about recently is something he refers to as the Hyperloop.  This is apparently a new mode of transportation which is supposedly very fast, accident-free, and low cost.  He visualizes using this technology to link major cities.  As he’s a bit on the busy side with his other ventures, his plan is to release this into the public domain so that others can pick up the ball and run with it.  How cool is that??

Hyperloop, electric cars, and philosophy–Elon Musk

2 comments on “Hyperloop, electric cars, and philosophy–Elon Musk

  1. Of all the interviews with Elon, this is the best I have seen or read yet. I say this because you helped us to see some of the philosophical framework upon which his thinking is built. Or as he might say the “first principles” there of.

    1) His use of Biography for inspiration is inspirational. I always used it to study history, for me this is an interesting take. Great question and follow up.

    2) CEO question, about possible self perceived limitations is another because it revealed that part of him and his commitment toTesla which is important to me as a shareholder.

    3) Ugly car design question: Yea! Why do those dumb asses keep putting out such ugly dysfunctional crap. It is mind boggling.

    4) “first principles”!

    Lastly, how did were you able to score some time with the guy?

    Thanks for the great work!

    • Patrick, I wish it was, but the guy in the interview isn’t me – this is a clip I found on the net. Yea, I totally agree with you. He seems like a very genuine guy, not full of himself, and does have great insight.

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