All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Elon Musk’

SpaceX Has Filed to Begin Testing Its Satellite Internet Project

Back in January, SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced his intentions to build a satellite network that would provide high-speed internet from space. Now, he’s apparently making moves to begin testing said plans. The Washington Post reports that Musk has asked the US government for permission to begin testing his satellite internet venture. The request was made in a Federal Communications …

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Elon Musk: Story About Scolding Employee for Attending Birth “Total BS”

According to Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, a claim that he once scolded an employee for missing a company event to witness the birth of his child is “total BS.” Musk is the subject of a new book, out next week, called Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. In it, tech reporter Ashlee Vance …

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Elon Musk on Kanye West: “Playing the Long Game”

TIME magazine has just come out with its 100 most influential people list, and Kanye West is one of them. That’s not all that interesting, as Kanye West deserves to be on this list. Honestly, can you name 100 people that generate more discussion than Kanye? Doubtful. What’s interesting is who penned Kanye’s tribute. Here’s what Tesla and SpaceX founder …

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Elon Musk: New Tesla Product Line Coming April 30

Elon Musk and Tesla are cooking up something for late April, and it’s not a new car. “Major new Tesla product line – not a car – will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design Studio on Thurs 8pm, April 30,” said Musk in a tweet. Major new Tesla product line — not a car — will be unveiled at our …

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Elon Musk Isn’t Against Flying Cars, He’s Just Worried About Them Falling on Your Head

The everyday futurology musings of Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk continue to entertain. See: thoughts on self-driving cars and artificial intelligence. This time he’s talking flying cars. Speaking with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on his StarTalk show, Musk outlined some of his concerns with the idea of flying cars (via Inc). “If there are flying cars, then well obviously …

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Steve Wozniak Is Also Concerned About Our Future Robot Overlords

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has become the latest tech figure to warn us that the computers are learning and they’re going to destroy us all at some point. “Computers are going to take over from humans, no question,” said Wozniak in an interview with the Australian Financial Review. “Like people including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have predicted, I agree …

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Elon Musk Thinks Driving Could Be Outlawed at Some Point (Hopefully Not Though)

Will there ever come a day when it is actually illegal to get behind the wheel of a car and drive it yourself? Tesla founder and possible Terminator Elon Musk says yes, this is a distinct possibility. Musk made his comments at the Nvidia GPU conference, where he said it’s just too dangerous. “You don’t want a person driving a …

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Elon Musk: I’m Not Building a Spaceship to Get Back to My Home Planet Mars

Earlier this week, NASA announced that the Hubble Space Telescope had found the best evidence yet for an underground saltwater ocean on Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede. Sure, it’s buried under 95 miles of ice, but whenever we discover water on a faraway moon or planet the first thing that pops into our minds is possible life. This discovery sent Tesla …

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Bill Gates Is Concerned About the Rise of the Machines, and Why the Hell Aren’t You?

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, who knows a thing or two about technology, is concerned about the day when our artificial intelligence gets a little too smart for its own good and decides it probably doesn’t have to listen to the dumb humans anymore. Also, why aren’t you concerned?, he wonders. Gates hosted a reddit AMA on Wednesday, and was asked …

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Elon Musk Shares Gnarly SpaceX Rocket Crash Stills

Last week, Elon Musk’s SpaceX tried to land a rocket on a drone ship, floating in the Atlantic Ocean. They failed. Now, Musk has posted some images of the Falcon 9’s collision and the gnarly explosion that followed. According to Musk, the rocket’s fins lost power, causing the rocket to hit at a near 45 degree angle – smashing the …

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Elon Musk Is Building a Hyperloop Test Track in Texas

Check this out: Will be building a Hyperloop test track for companies and student teams to test out their pods. Most likely in Texas. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 15, 2015 Looks like Elon Musk can’t wait for someone else to give it a try, so he’s going to do the damn thing himself. The Hyperloop, a conceptual pneumatic high-speed …

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Elon Musk Calls for Research to Make Sure Artificial Intelligence Doesn’t Kill Us All

UPDATED BELOW For Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, figuring out how to avoid the “potential pitfalls” of artificial intelligence is just as – if not more – important than advancing it. Musk, who has been warning us about the possible dangers of AI for some time now, is once again calling for more research into AI safety. Musk has …

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