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  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +24 +1

    Tesla's entire future depends on the Gigafactory

    When you find yourself in the middle of the Nevada desert, on a 100-degree day, you wonder: who in the world would build something here? Elon Musk, of course. And so I’m here in the city of Sparks, outside of Reno, because of Musk’s dream — his "Master Plan" for Tesla, to be specific. He’s staked his entire company (and much of his net worth) on a single, enormous building here: the Gigafactory. Tesla's Gigafactory is perhaps the best example of the literal scale of Elon Musk's ambitions. When the factory is complete, it will be the largest building in the world by footprint and, if all goes according to plan, will eventually...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by spacepopper
    +24 +1

    Elon Musk wants to sell you an entire 'solar roof'

    When in doubt, tease a new product. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla (TSLA) and chairman of SolarCity (SCTY), hopped on an earnings call Tuesday night amid acquisition talks between the two companies to announce that SolarCity plans to release a "solar roof." Not a roof with solar panels, mind you. A solar roof. "It's a solar roof as opposed to a module on a roof," Musk said on the SolarCity earnings call. "It's not a thing on the roof, it is the roof."

  • Video/Audio
    2 years ago
    by rti9
    +28 +1

    Why Elon Musk says we're living in a simulation

    You may like playing The Sims, but Elon Musk says you are the Sim.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +11 +1

    A sudden light

    New capabilities, new entrepreneurialism and rekindled dreams are making space exciting again, says Oliver Morton SHORTLY after sunset there had been juddering green stabs of lightning to the south, but by a quarter to one in the morning there is nothing in the warm, wet July air over Cape Canaveral but a thin patchwork of moonlit cloud. And then, precisely at the time it was meant to happen, there is a sudden light on the horizon, some 18km away. A light that rises.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by Apolatia
    +29 +1

    Tesla is suing an oil company executive its says impersonated Elon Musk

    Tesla is suing an oil executive for allegedly impersonating Elon Musk in order to dig up confidential financial information from the company, Forbes reported. The lawsuit reportedly filed Wednesday in the Superior Court of Santa Clara County claimed Todd Katz, chief financial officer for Quest Integrity Group, emailed Tesla’s chief financial officer under a similar email as Musk’s looking to gain information that wasn’t disclosed in an earnings call with investors.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by hiihii
    +18 +1

    Elon Musk scales up his ambitions, considering going “well beyond” Mars

    For most of its 14 year existence, SpaceX has focused on designing and developing the hardware that will lead to its ultimate goal: colonizing Mars. These plans have remained largely secret from the general public, as company founder Elon Musk has dropped only the barest of hints. But that is expected to change on Sept. 27, during a session at the International Astronautical Congress, when Musk details some of these plans for the first time in a public forum.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by jedlicka
    +2 +1

    India offers land to Elon Musk to test Hyperloop

    As Elon Musk struggles in acquiring land rights for testing his audacious Hyperloop project in the United States, India has emerged out of nowhere to offer him a helping hand. India is offering Musk's SpaceX a big chunk of land and permission to do the required testing in Pune, a city 118 kilometers away from Mumbai. The country's Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said he made the proposal to Hyperloop's parent company SpaceX during his recent visit to the United States.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by doodlegirl
    +12 +1

    Elon Musk’s Mars Colonization Announcement: Start time, Live Blog, and Streaming

    Today, Elon Musk will finally tell the world how he wants to colonize Mars — an ambition of his that has served as the foundation for essentially all of his commercial spaceflight endeavors. Musk will specify his plans for making humans a multi-planetary species during a one-hour speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by 8mm
    +12 +1

    Elon Musk Will Name the First Mars-Bound Craft After a Mega-Famous Sci-Fi Ship

    The name of the first Mars-bound SpaceX craft will be named The Heart of Gold, in honor of the spaceship commandeered by Zaphod Beeblebrox in Douglas Adams’s mega-famous science fiction novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. During a question-and-answer session after his keynote speech at the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, Musk revealed his desire to name at least one SpaceX ship The Heart of Gold.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +3 +1

    SpaceX founder Elon Musk plans to get humans to Mars in six years

    SpaceX founder Elon Musk has outlined his highly ambitious vision for manned missions to Mars, which he said could begin as soon as 2022 – three years sooner than his previous estimates. However, the question of how such extravagantly expensive missions would be funded remains largely in the dark.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by dianep
    +24 +1

    Implication of sabotage adds intrigue to SpaceX investigation

    The long-running feud between Elon Musk’s space company and its fierce competitor United Launch Alliance took a bizarre twist this month when a SpaceX employee visited its facilities at Cape Canaveral, Fla., and asked for access to the roof of one of ULA’s buildings. About two weeks earlier, one of SpaceX’s rockets blew up on a launchpad while it was awaiting an engine test.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by kong88
    +25 +1

    Tech billionaires convinced we live in the Matrix are secretly funding scientists to help break us out of it

    Some of the world’s richest and most powerful people are convinced that we are living in a computer simulation. And now they’re trying to do something about it. At least two of Silicon Valley’s tech billionaires are pouring money into efforts to break humans out of the simulation that they believe that it is living in, according to a new report.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +14 +1

    Elon Musk Is Right: We Can Insure Against Extinction by Colonizing Space

    Why blow billions of dollars on space exploration when billions of people are living in poverty here on Earth? You’ve likely heard the justifications. The space program brings us useful innovations and inventions. Space exploration delivers perspective, inspiration, and understanding. Because it's the final frontier. Because it's there. What you haven’t heard is anything to inspire a sense of urgency. Indeed, NASA’s struggle to defend its existence and funding shows how weak these justifications sound to a public that cares less about space than seemingly more pressing needs.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by geoleo
    +26 +1

    NASA: We're Not Racing SpaceX to Mars

    If Elon Musk's SpaceX can get to Mars and bring samples back to Earth before the United States can get there, it would be cause for celebration not lament, said NASA's new science chief. "If Elon Musk brought the samples in the door right now I'd throw him a party out of my own money," Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA's newly named associate administrator for science, told reporters Monday.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by messi
    +5 +1

    Elon Musk: Robots will take your jobs, government will have to pay your wage

    Computers, intelligent machines, and robots seem like the workforce of the future. And as more and more jobs are replaced by technology, people will have less work to do and ultimately will be sustained by payments from the government, predicts Elon Musk, the iconic Silicon Valley futurist who is the founder and CEO of SolarCity, Tesla, and SpaceX. According to Musk, there really won't be any other options.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by junglman
    +40 +1

    Elon Musk thinks we need a 'popular uprising' against the fossil fuel industry

    "The fossil fuel industry is the biggest industry in the world," billionaire SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in an interview for the National Geographic documentary "Before the Flood." The film features interviews with scientists, policy makers, and others working to combat the emissions that are dangerously destabilizing our climate. Musk discussed his vision for a global shift toward more localized, clean energy system of solar panels and batteries.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +42 +1

    Elon Musk wants to cover the world with internet from space

    The Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, is planning to put more than 4,000 satellites in orbit in order to blanket the Earth with internet access. SpaceX, the privateer space company led by Musk, is requesting permission from the US government to operate a massive network of 4,425 satellites - plus “in-orbit spares” - to provide high-speed, global internet coverage. Documents filed with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday propose an initial launch of 800 satellites to create an orbiting digital communications array to cover the US, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by kong88
    +14 +1

    Tesla Seals $2 Billion SolarCity Deal

    Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors Inc. officially moved beyond cars and became a clean-energy company Thursday, as shareholders overwhelmingly approved the acquisition of SolarCity Corp. The deal, valued at about $2 billion, will integrate the maker of all-electric cars and batteries with the installer of rooftop solar panels. More than 85 percent of Tesla shares voted in favor of the merger.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by aj0690
    +19 +1

    Elon Musk Says a Tesla Solar Roof Could Cost Less Than Your Crappy Normal Roof

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the solar roof that will be sold under a combined Tesla-SolarCity will likely cost less than a normal roof to install. Tesla and SolarCity shareholders voted in favour of the US$2 billion deal Thursday. In late October, Musk unveiled a new solar roof product to show his vision for a combined company with SolarCity, but did not provide specifics on how much it would cost.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by 8mm
    +21 +1

    Tesla received only a fraction of the subsidies the Big Three and oil industry have received

    In light of the recent smear campaign launched against Tesla and Elon Musk by a conservative group backed by a Trump propagandist, it’s worth taking a look at which companies involved in the same industries as Musk and Tesla are receiving the most public subsidies. After all, it’s the main aspect on which these smear campaigns are based. The group ‘Citizens for the Republic’ targeted Musk and Tesla for taking subsidies from the government, which they referred to as “defrauding American taxpayers”.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +24 +1

    Elon Musk may have a new partner in his mission to colonize Mars

    Naveen Jain, the founder of a space exploration company called Moon Express, told CNBC that his start-up is willing to work with Musk.

  • Expression
    2 years ago
    by takai
    +1 +1

    Rocket men: why tech’s biggest billionaires want their place in space

    The explosion could be felt 30 miles away. At 9.07am on 1 September, a SpaceX rocket containing 75,000 gallons of liquid oxygen and rocket-grade kerosene ignited into a fireball that could be seen from orbit, billowing black smoke into the gray sky around its Cape Canaveral launch pad. On board was a $200m, 12,000lb communications satellite – part of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Internet.org project to deliver broadband access to sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by ppp
    +40 +1

    Trump names Elon Musk, Uber CEO to advisory team

    Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will join an advisory team for President-elect Donald Trump, Trump’s transition office announced Wednesday. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi will also join the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum. The transition team's announcement comes in advance of Trump’s Wednesday meeting with top tech leaders, including Musk, at Trump Tower.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by aj0690
    +9 +1

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives at Trump Tower, will meet privately with Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook after tech meeting

    US President-elect Donald Trump has invited Silicon Valley’s top brass to the Trump Tower in New York today for a special tech summit which is taking place right now – jobs and regulations are expected to be on the agenda. The meeting will be crowded with over a dozen tech executives, but apparently two of them will get a separate private meeting with the next President of the US: Tesla & SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by dynamite
    +18 +1

    Elon Musk Just Brought Up His Annual Tunnel Idea Again

    Elon Musk chose the early hours of Saturday morning to trot out his annual proposal to dig tunnels beneath the Earth to solve congestion problems on the surface. “Traffic is driving me nuts,” tweeted the SpaceX and Tesla CEO. “Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging…,” he announced to his 6.37 million Twitter followers. About an hour later he revealed the name and company slogan, presumably with a wink.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by doodlegirl
    +1 +1

    We can't tell if Elon Musk is joking about his next 'boring' company

    I believe that these tweets, from the CEO of two major companies, speak for themselves: Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging...— Elon Musk...

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +17 +1

    Elon Musk could soon share more on his plan to help humans keep up with AI

    In nearly the same breath as he shared updates on his plans to dig tunnels, Elon Musk also noted he’s looking to hopefully share more on his progress with developing a “neural lace” next month. That’s a technical term for direct cortical interface, and it’s something that the SpaceX and Tesla CEO takes very seriously, in case you thought he might just be having a laugh.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by TNY
    +29 +1

    Elon Musk Floated the Idea of a Carbon Tax to Trump, an Official Says

    Tesla Motors Inc. founder Elon Musk is pressing the Trump administration to adopt a tax on carbon emissions, raising the issue directly with President Donald Trump and U.S. business leaders at a White House meeting Monday regarding manufacturing. A senior White House official said Musk floated the idea of a carbon tax at the meeting but got little or no support among the executives at the White House, signaling that Trump’s conservative political orbit remains tepid on the issue.

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by drunkenninja
    +36 +1

    Elon Musk’s hyperloop competition brings new mass-transit technology to life in Southern California

    A new mass transit system that sounded like a crazy futuristic idea a few years ago was brought to three-dimensional life in Hawthorne on Sunday, as young engineering teams from around the world tested prototype pod-vehicles in the first Hyperloop competition. The technology, introduced to the world in a research paper written by SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk in 2013 that described the basic principles of thrusting a passenger pod through a vacuum-sealed tube at supersonic speeds, was re-imagined by teams who trekked to Hawthorne with their complex homemade vehicles in tow.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by ckshenn
    +17 +1

    Elon Musk Won't Quit Trump's Advisory Council Because of Space Colonization

    Just a few hours after Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced that he would be leaving President Donald Trump’s Business Advisory Council, Elon Musk tweeted that he would not be quitting. The Tesla CEO says he doesn’t agree with all of Trump’s policies, but he really wants to help the president “make humanity a multi-planet civilization.”

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by drunkenninja
    +23 +1

    Elon Musk's Surprising Reason Why Everyone Will Be Equal in the Future

    A recent conference on the future of artificial intelligence features visionary debate between Elon Musk, Ray Kurzweil, Sam Harris, Nick Bostrom, David Chalmers, Jaan Tallinn and others.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by drunkenninja
    +32 +1

    Elon Musk Has Started Digging a Giant Underground Tunnel in LA

    Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has been moving quickly on the development of what he calls the Boring Company. In January of last year, he presented a proposal at the Hyperloop Pod Competition for a company that would lighten traffic through...

  • Analysis
    1 year ago
    by cone
    +4 +1

    Elon Musk: We'll have to become cyborg hybrids to keep up

    Commentary: At the World Government Summit, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO says to stay relevant, humans will have to merge more with machines, and that comes with societal dangers.

  • Expression
    1 year ago
    by drunkenninja
    +24 +1

    Elon Musk Thinks Flying Cars Are a Terrible Idea

    Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk seems like the ideal person to get excited about flying cars. The Tesla CEO has made a fortune in developing future-facing vehicles, but he’s rather downbeat about the idea that the skies could hold the solution to congestion woes. Instead, during an interview about his new tunnel-digging venture, he said the future of transport lies underground, naturally.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by drunkenninja
    +2 +1

    SpaceX to fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018

    Elon Musk said two tourists will travel around the moon in 2018 with SpaceX.