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18th April 2022

Elon Musk: A future worth getting excited about

Elon Musk talks to Chris Anderson, head and curator of the TED media organisation, about the challenges facing humanity in the coming decades – and why we should be more optimistic.

They discuss climate change, clean energy, electric vehicles, the rise of AI and robotics, brain-computer interfaces, self-driving cars, the revolutionary potential of reusable rockets and the forthcoming missions to Mars, as well as the other projects he is working on.

Musk, who has an estimated net worth of $273 billion, provides insight into his work ethos and status as the world's richest man. He also clarifies the accuracy and thought processes behind his future predictions.

"I'm persuaded that he's doing more to shape the future than pretty much anyone else alive," said Anderson, following the interview. "Many are outraged by some of what he says. But if you care about our Earth's climate, or our prospects beyond Earth, there's simply no one worth paying more attention to. This is the fourth major interview with him that we've posted, and I think the most substantive so far."

 

 

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