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  1. Mar 2021
    1. "My biggest mistake is probably weighing too much on someone's talent and not someone's personality. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart."
    2. "I don't spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems."
  2. Feb 2021
    1. Tesla’s factory is messy, it hiccups, modules are repaired on the line, stockpiles of parts lie around in “semi-organized” fashion. It goes against all the tenets of the lean manufacturing operation pioneered by Toyota, celebrated in The Machine That Changed The World, and universally adopted for its advantages in reliability, cost, and higher job satisfaction. This is not a manufacturing line that can, by the force of Musk’s will and charisma, produce 10X more cars two years from now.

      Tesla 的工厂内部相当混乱、小状况频传,有问题的模组就在产线上直接维修,一堆堆的备料则以「乱中有序」的方式到处堆放;跟《改变世界的机器》(The Machine That Changed The World)一书中赞誉有加的日本丰田「精实生产」精神完全背道而驰,也看不出来有精实生产的可靠、低成本、高员工满意度等特性。

      即使有 Musk 这样充满意志力与个人魅力的领导者,这样的工厂在两年之内仍然看不出有提升产量 10 倍的可能性。

    2. What Elon Musk has accomplished with Tesla goes beyond good and bad company numbers. Electric cars used to be associated with moderation bordering on self-denial. With the Model S, Musk has given us an electric car that looks like the luxury car that it is… and is a blast to drive (I know, my spouse lets me drive hers). As an impolitic Valley wag once said: Before Tesla, e-cars were for vegetarians; Musk made an electrifying chariot for carnivores.

      Elon Musk 和 Tesla 的成就,其实已经超越了「卖得好不好」的层次。过去,电动车在各种妥协之下,只能算是「勉强可用」的替代产品,但在 Tesla Model S 问世之后,不仅证明了电动车也可以豪华,而且开起来还很过瘾。就像某位硅谷人士说的:在 Tesla 之前,电动车都只能算是吃素的,但 Tesla 却是不折不扣的电动肉食野兽。

    1. The Cook and the Chef
    2. I think generally people’s thinking process is too bound by convention or analogy to prior experiences. It’s rare that people try to think of something on a first principles basis. They’ll say, “We’ll do that because it’s always been done that way.” Or they’ll not do it because “Well, nobody’s ever done that, so it must not be good.” But that’s just a ridiculous way to think. You have to build up the reasoning from the ground up—“from the first principles” is the phrase that’s used in physics. You look at the fundamentals and construct your reasoning from that, and then you see if you have a conclusion that works or doesn’t work, and it may or may not be different from what people have done in the past.

      我认为,人们的思维过程通常都束缚在常规或类似的经历中。人们很少会试着在第一原则的基础上考虑某些事。他们习惯说:「因为我们以前那样做过,所以我们会这样做。」或者,他们不做这事是因为「好吧,之前没人做过,所以情况肯定不太妙。」但是,这是一种荒谬的思维方式。你必须从头开始推理——「从第一原则开始」是物理学中的一个表述。你注视着那些基本条件,然后从中建构你的推理,之后你可以看看是否得出一个有效或是无效的结论——可能会和人们以往的结论相同,也可能不同。

    3. 1) To understand why Musk is doing what he’s doing. 2) To understand why Musk is able to do what he’s doing.

      1)搞清楚马斯克为什么要做手头这些事情

      2)搞清楚他为什么能够做这些事情

    4. The Cook and the Chef: Musk’s Secret Sauce
    1. 马斯克说他非常有信心,SpaceX 公司会在2026年将人类带上火星,幸运的话,2024年就能实现。然后,就会开始建设火星殖民地。

  3. Oct 2019
    1. Elon Musk.

      Eine entsprechend der Thematik angelehnte Diskussion zwischen Elon Musk und dem chinesischer Unternehmer Jack Ma über Künstlicher Intelligenz (englisch) Diskussion

  4. May 2019
    1. Elon Musk, with a $2.3 billion package

      More accurately: $0 package, UNLESS value of company goes up 18 fold, to $650 billion, at which point it seems fair to let him have 0.5% of that....

      Makes one wonder if the other pay packages are equally misrepresented, here, and perhaps the entire conclusion is flawed.

  5. Oct 2017
    1. Musk revealed the company’s planned next-generation rocket will make it possible to build a moon base — and the name he picked is just his latest homage to beloved science fiction, in this case, the British cult classic Space: 1999.

      One of the all time best shows! Changed my life!

  6. May 2017
    1. The FAQ laid out a detailed seven-step plan for tunneling faster, but also addressed the big dirty concern of digging underground. The answer, according to the Boring Company team, is to make bricks.

      Sounds like a good plan!

  7. Apr 2017
  8. Mar 2017
    1. To create it, Musk has said that he thinks we will probably have to inject a computer interface into the jugular where it will travel into the brain and unfold into a mesh of electric connections that connect directly to the neurons.

      Yeah, nothing could go wrong with this approach...

    2. Elon Musk’s neural lace project could turn us all into cyborgs, and he says that it’s only four or five years away.

      This seems incredibly ambitious--if not dangerous!

    1. One of Musk’s biggest goals with SpaceX is to get humans to Mars by 2025, nearly a decade ahead of NASA’s current plan.

      That is very soon!

  9. Jul 2015
    1. The world doesn’t throw a billion dollars at a person because the person wants it or works so hard they feel they deserve it. (The world does not care what you want or deserve.)  The world gives you money in exchange for something it perceives to be of equal or greater value: something that transforms an aspect of the culture, reworks a familiar story or introduces a new one, alters the way people think about the category and make use of it in daily life.
    1. “We need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes.”
    2. “Hope we're not just the biological boot loader for digital superintelligence. Unfortunately, that is increasingly probable.”
    3. “With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon. In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, it’s like – yeah, he’s sure he can control the demon. Doesn’t work out.”
    4. “The risk of something seriously dangerous happening is in the five year timeframe. 10 years at most.”