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Jan 10, 2018

Tesla Powers Up New York Gigafactory Solar Roof Assembly Line

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Tesla Inc. has kicked off production of its long-awaited electricity-producing shingles that Elon Musk says will transform the rooftop solar industry.

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Dec 30, 2017

To Californians, it looked like a UFO. To Elon Musk, success | Bloomberg | Business Standard

Posted by in categories: business, Elon Musk, satellites, space

“The mission from California’s central coast was Space Exploration Technologies Corp’s 18th this year.”

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Dec 22, 2017

First Image of Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster getting ready to go to Mars on a SpaceX rocket

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel, sustainability

There have been a lot of doubts and confusion around Elon Musk’s claim that the first payload of SpaceX’s new Falcon Heavy will be his own original Tesla Roadster.

But now it looks more real than ever as we get to see the first image of the electric vehicle being turned into a payload.

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Dec 8, 2017

Elon Musk says Tesla is making A.I. hardware that could be ‘the best in the world’

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

At a private party on Thursday, Elon Musk spoke boldly about Tesla’s upcoming custom artificial intelligence hardware.

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Dec 8, 2017

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Just Released a Map of Its Proposed LA Tunnel System

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, transportation

Elon Musk’s Boring Company, which was founded to create tunnels for an underground transportation system in Los Angeles, has released a map illustrating a proposed network for those tunnels.

The Boring Company was i nspired by Musk’s frustrations with LA’s notoriously congested traffic. Operating beneath Interstate 105, the tunnels would hold large electric skates that could transport cars at speeds of up to 150 mph (241 km/h).

Commuters without their own vehicles would be able to travel in communal passenger cars.

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Dec 8, 2017

Elon Musk’s Tunnel Through L.A. Just Happens To Go From His House To His Office

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The Boring Company could ease L.A.’s traffic problems, especially for one very special commuter.

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Nov 25, 2017

The jury’s still out on whether universal basic income will save us from job-stealing robots

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, Elon Musk, employment, government, robotics/AI, transhumanism

In this new Business Insider article, my ideas on peak labor and Universal Basic Income are pitted against MIT scientist Andrew McAfee. I’m excited to see my government shrinking Federal Land Dividend proposal getting out there. Story by journalist Dylan Love: http://www.businessinsider.com/will-universal-basic-income-s…?r=UK&IR=T #transhumanism #libertarian


Does free money change nothing or everything?

Universal basic income (UBI) is the hottest idea in social security since Franklin Roosevelt signed the New Deal in 1935, and it is fairly understood as free money given to citizens by their government. Though the idea traces its roots back to the 16th century as a “cure for theft,” UBI has gained new consideration and momentum these days, as high-profile techno-doomsayers like SpaceX founder Elon Musk point to it as an economic solution for big problems predicted to arrive soon.

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Nov 24, 2017

Futurism Interview with Steve Fuller on Elon Musk’s Attempt to Turn Humans into a Multi-Planetary Species

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, futurism, habitats, human trajectories, space travel

Chelsea Gohd, a reporter for Futurism, recently interviewed Steve Fuller on Elon Musk’s plans to turn humans into a multi-planetary species. Her report, including the details of Musk’s plans can be found here. What follows is the full interview, only part of which was published in the article:

1. Do you think human beings are capable of becoming a multi-planetary species?

Yes, in two senses, one trivial and one not so trivial. The trivial sense is that there is no reason why we couldn’t survive in other planets – perhaps located in other star systems – that have roughly the same environmental conditions as the Earth. We just need to find them! The not so trivial sense is that we may be able to ‘terraform’ various currently uninhabitable planets to make them more-or-less habitable by humans. This would require enormous infrastructure investments that could be quite risky, at least at the start. But if there’s enough planning, capital and political will, it too could be done.

2. What do you think of Elon Musk’s recent statements insisting that becoming multi-planetary is “insurance of life as we know it”

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Nov 23, 2017

Elon Musk takes 1st steps to build futuristic underground tunnel in LA

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, futurism

It could all be a pipe dream.

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Nov 20, 2017

Tesla Roadster might fly — By Peter Valdes-Dapena | CNN Tech

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, solar power, space, sustainability, transportation

“Musk seems to be talking about something different, a sports car that could “hop” over obstacles. The emphasis would, presumably, still be on performance and practicality with four wheels on the ground.”

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