Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, gave a talk to a members-only event at the Yale Club in New York on Tuesday. During the 30-minute lecture, Bezos said his private aerospace company, Blue Origin, would launch its first people into space aboard a New Shepard rocket in 2019. Bezos also questioned the capabilities of a space tourism competitor, Virgin Galactic, and criticised the goal of Elon Musk and SpaceX to settle Mars with humans. Ultimately, Bezos said he wants Blue Origin to enable a space-faring civilisation where “a Mark Zuckerberg of space” and “1,000 Mozarts and 1,000 Einsteins” can flourish. Bezos advised the crowd to hold a powerful, personal long-term vision, but to devote “the vast majority of your energy and attention” on shorter-term activities and those ranging up to 2- or 3-year timeframes. Jeff Bezos may be the richest human on Earth, as the founder of Amazon, but his ultimate dreams reside within a relatively obscure … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos just gave a private talk in New York. From utopian space colonies to dissing Elon Musk’s Martian dream, here are the most notable things he said.
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Chinese venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee to say on '60 Minutes' that AI will replace 40 percent of society's jobs within as soon as 15 years. Joan Oleck Published 12:30 pm CST, Thursday, January 10, 2019 Photo: CBS/Sixty Minutes Photo: CBS/Sixty Minutes Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: CBS/Sixty Minutes Remember Elon Musk's Scary Warning Against AI? Here's More Reason to Worry. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Remember when Elon Musk, speaking at SXSW in March 2018, scared the dickens out of us by warning against artificial intelligence (AI)? "The danger of AI," Musk stated, "is much greater than the danger of nuclear warheads ... more dangerous than nukes." Now comes yet … [Read more...] about Remember Elon Musk’s Scary Warning Against AI? Here’s More Reason to Worry.
Virgin Hyperloop’s CEO Jay Walder has a wealth of transit experience – but his next job is launching him into the unknown. After running subways around the world and the bike-share company that was just bought by Lyft, Walder is now tasked with turning hyperloop from a dream into reality. In an interview, Walder compared the innovation to the invention of the national highway system, and says we’ll see a full-scale, public hyperloop project within 10 years. Jay Walder has always worked in transportation – but never on this scale. The 59-year-old took over as chief executive of Virgin Hyperloop One in November, after stints running transit agencies in New York, London, and Hong Kong. Most recently, he was head of Motivate – the company behind bike-sharing programs in some of the US’ largest cities – before its sale to Lyft earlier this year. Now, he’s been tasked with making Elon Musk’s dream of whisking people through tubes at … [Read more...] about Virgin Hyperloop One’s new CEO has run subway systems and bike-sharing companies around the world — now he’s focused on making Elon Musk’s dream a reality
History will remember Musk as one of our generation's greatest inventors. And yet we're doing everything we can to shoot him down. Ben Lamm Published 7:30 am CST, Monday, December 17, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg | Getty Images Photo: Bloomberg | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Bloomberg | Getty Images Shaming Elon Musk Is How You Kill the Next Great Inventor 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Being an entrepreneur is not fun. At least, not anymore. Our attack on entrepreneurs is more fierce than ever before, and no one is under more scrutiny than Elon Musk. Related: 5 Habits That Made Elon Musk an Innovator Tesla, The Boring Company, SpaceX -- all of them represent … [Read more...] about Shaming Elon Musk Is How You Kill the Next Great Inventor
Elon Musk said Tesla‘s alternate name was “Faraday,” later used by the electric vehicle startup Faraday Future. According to Musk, the rights to the “Tesla” name were purchased for $US75,000 in 2004. Musk also said the automaker had to wait over 10 years and pay $US11 million to purchase the rights to use “Tesla.com” as its web address. Tesla is named for the Serbian-American engineer and physicist Nikola Tesla, whose inventions and discoveries include the rotating magnetic field, which made possible the alternating-current motor used in many electric vehicles. Tesla may have used a name later adopted by a competitor if it hadn’t been able to buy the rights to the “Tesla” name, CEO Elon Musk said on Saturday via Twitter. According to Musk, the alternate name for the automaker was “Faraday,” later used by the electric vehicle startup Faraday Future, which was founded in 2014. “Tesla history trivia: we … [Read more...] about Elon Musk reveals what Tesla would have been called if the company hadn’t bought the rights to the ‘Tesla’ name