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Innovations That Will Change Your Life: A Conversation With Elon Musk
Elon Musk is an entrepreneur and founder of Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity.
WORLDPOST: What are the key innovations that will change our lives in the decades ahead?
ELON MUSK: There are four apart from the Internet, an astonishing invention by which people can access knowledge from anywhere. There will be the transition to the sustainable production and consumption of energy. Hopefully, the extension of human life to other planets, depending on how rapidly we progress in developing space transport and how we live - if we manage to survive — by then. Reading and writing genetic code. And AI - artificial intelligence.
Our species has the capacity to accomplish all these things. We are already engaged in doing them now.
WORLDPOST: Won’t technology save us? Eric Schmidt of Google is warning the Chinese that they better get rich before they get automated. Won’t robots, as they are already beginning to in aging Japan, be able to support vastly smaller populations?
MUSK: At this rate, the only thing that will be left will be robots. Three generations with a 50 per replacement rate will get you to 12 per cent of your current population. And most of those 12 per cent will be taking care of their grandparents.
WORLDPOST: Other obstacles to a bright future?
MUSK: Religious extremism. If that grows over time, particularly if it is an anti-science Luddite form, is an obvious threat. I hesitate to mention the other concern: I hope the AI (artificial intelligence) is nice to us.
Elon Musk tweeted:
Tesla Supercharger network now energized from New York to LA, both coast + Texas! Approx 80% of US population covered.
Will be doing the LA-NY family road trip over Spring Break. Made everyone watch National Lampoon’s Vacation as prep.
Two teams from Tesla aiming to set a cross-country EV speed record this week. Departing Fri from LA, arriving Sun in NY.
Authenticity of Life.