Apr 29, 2022

[Exclusive] Elon Musk: A future worth getting excited about | TED | Tesla Gigafactory interview

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Elon talks about x-risks and making us a multi-planetary species, amongst other things.

What’s on Elon Musk’s mind? In this exclusive conversation with head of TED Chris Anderson, Musk details how the radical new innovations he’s working on — Tesla’s intelligent humanoid robot Optimus, SpaceX’s otherworldly Starship and Neuralink’s brain-machine interfaces, among others — could help maximize the lifespan of humanity and create a world where goods and services are abundant and accessible for all. It’s a compelling vision of a future worth getting excited about. (Recorded at the Tesla Texas Gigafactory on April 6, 2022)

Just over a week after this interview was filmed, Elon Musk joined TED2022 for another (live) conversation, where he discussed his bid to purchase Twitter, the biggest regret of his career, how his brain works and more. Watch that conversation here:

0:14 A future that’s worth getting excited about.
2:44 The sustainable energy economy, batteries and 300 terawatt hours of installed capacity.
7:06 “Humanity will solve sustainable energy.“
8:47 Artificial intelligence and Tesla’s progress on full self-driving cars.
19:46 Tesla’s Optimus humanoid robot.
21:46 “People have no idea, this is going to be bigger than the car.“
23:14 Avoiding an AI dystopia.
26:39 The age of abundance.
28:20 Neuralink and brain-machine interfaces.
36:55 SpaceX’s Starship and the mission to build a city on Mars.
46:54 “It’s the people of Mars’ city.“
50:14 What else can Starship do and help explore?
53:18 Possible synergies between Tesla, SpaceX, The Boring Company and Neuralink.
54:44 Intercontinental travel via Starship.
58:41 Being a billionaire.
1:02:31 Philanthropy as love of humanity.
1:03:39 Population collapse and birth rates as a threat to future of human civilization.
1:04:13 Elon’s drive.
1:06:06 “I think if you want the future to be good, you must make it so.”

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