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Sep 15, 2017

Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil its new big-rig truck in October

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk called the battery-powered semi “a beast.” It is expected to be the electric-car company’s first venture into heavy-duty transportation.

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Sep 11, 2017

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Gets $27 Million to Merge Humans and Machines

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Not much is known about Neuralink beyond Musk’s few public comments about the potential of brain-computer interfaces to accelerate human evolution. Musk sees real danger in artificial intelligence — he’s called AI a “fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization” — and believes that the best way to keep pace with machine intelligence is to upgrade human intelligence.

“Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence,” Musk told audience members at the World Government Conference in Dubai, proposing a high-bandwidth digital interface that can be interlaced with the brain to transmit data at the speed of thought.

Musk elaborated on the brain-computer interface — also known as a neural lace — in an interview published on the blog Wait But Why. In it, he said that the immense creative capacity of the human brain is constrained by the need to compress our highly complex thoughts into speech or typed text.

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Sep 4, 2017

Elon Musk says AI could lead to third world war

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North Korea ‘low on our list of concerns’ says Tesla boss following Vladimir Putin’s statement that whoever leads in AI will rule world.

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Aug 30, 2017

Hyperloop WARR pod run to 201 mph (324 km/h) in 0.8 mile near vacuum tube

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Aug 28, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Gives Us a Peek At His L.A. Tunnel Project

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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk teased his newest endeavor with a picture of a Model S inside a tunnel that he’s digging in Los Angeles.

Like so many of Musk’s projects, this isn’t just any ol’ tunnel. Musk’s startup, The Boring Company, is digging a tunnel that will be used to transport vehicles at high speeds to avoid traffic congestion. The idea is to lower vehicles via an elevator to a tunnel, where it’s then transported—not driven—in a “sled” along magnetic rails at high speeds.

The Boring Company, was inspired by traffic congestion Musk experienced in Los Angeles. The aim is to find a way cost-effectively dig networks of tunnels for vehicles and high-speed trains.

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Aug 26, 2017

How Realistic Is Elon Musk’s Hyperloop?

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Elon Musk’s plan for the hyperloop promised city-to-city travel at speeds in excess of 700 mph, making the trip between New York City and Washington, D.C., 29 minutes. Bloomberg QuickTake Q&A explains what hurdles exist, and how they can be overcome, before the hyperloop becomes reality. (video by Henry Baker) (Source: Bloomberg)

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Aug 25, 2017

The first men to conquer death will create a new social order – a terrifying one

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, life extension

Immensely wealthy and powerful men like Peter Thiel and Elon Musk want to live forever. But at what cost?

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Aug 25, 2017

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Gets $27 Million to Build Brain Computers

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Neuralink Corp., the startup co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has taken steps to sell as much as $100 million in stock to fund the development of technology that connects human brains with computers.

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Aug 25, 2017

Elon Musk’s $27m ‘Matrix’ plan to plug the human brain into a computer revealed

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, Elon Musk, robotics/AI

Neuralink is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices.

He said creating a brain-machine interface will be vital to help humans compete with the ‘godlike’ robots of the future.

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Aug 25, 2017

Elon Musk Is About to Test His Tunneling Tech Under LA

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Though questions abound.

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