“I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world one day, because it’s important,and if something is important enough you do it even if the odds are not in your favour”. Now Tesla, Hyperloop, SpaceX, Solar City, PayPal are few of the archetype which are on this expedient of changing the world. The man behind the quote is as charismatic as his projects. We are talking about the man of unconventional ideas, Elon Musk. Let’s catch some of the interesting facts about this Legend.
✓ HE IS A DROPOUT – Joining the legacy followed by figures like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, Elon was also a dropout. In 1995, he enrolled for graduation in physics at Stanford University but fortune had the better plans for him. Within two days he left his graduation and steeped up for Zip2 with an investment of US$ 28,000.
✓ HE INSPIRED TONY STARK, THE IRON MAN – Robert Downey Jr., the lead from Iron Man franchise received a tour of Elon’s SpaceX in 2007 and picked up on some “accessible eccentricities” for his character. Jon Favreau, the director of Iron Man franchise reveled that it was Elon Musk who inspired Downey’s interpretation of the character. Elon also shared the screen as a cameo in Iron Man 2.
✓ HE IS THE BIGGEST OPPONENT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – Although the world is ambitiously waiting for AI Technology, Musk, being on the same page with great minds like Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates did not have the same view for. He has a threat for the time when AI would become more advanced then human brain and might cause human extinction.
✓ HE PLANS TO GET HUMANS TO MARS – He invested Trillions in of his Darling organization, SpaceX, who plans to send Human on Mars by 2024. He has unveiled design for a 100% reusable rocket and spaceship to colonize Mars and presented an imagery of a fully fledged Martian city.
✓ HE IS A WORKAHOLIC – He work like Hell. Being the supreme for Companies like Tesla, SpaceX, OpenAI, Solar City and Hyperloop, he works for 100 out of 168 hours of a week. Often he skip breakfast and spend very less time for lunch. He offer his Monday and Friday for SpaceX, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Tesla and half of Saturday for OpenAI.
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