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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. Apr 2017
  5. 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!

  6. 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.”