Imagine living in a world where we are actively creating technology that will get humans to Mars, creating fuel efficient cars with sleek designs, building “Giga-Factories”, and burrowing underground to ease the traffic congestion on the surface.
Here’s the thing- you don’t have to imagine it. Although it sounds like a future that we are close to, we are already living in that world as we breathe. The coolest part is that one company, and one man is heading all those projects. The company is SpaceX and the man behind it all is Elon Musk. I know what you’re thinking, “Elon Musk sounds like a captcha!”
Well, be that as it may, he might as well be an alien to the everyday Joes like us. His brain works at such a high capacity that he is able to see the problems and fix them with a little help from his billions of dollars.
Let’s rewind just a bit and get a grasp on who Elon Musk is.
Musk was born in South Africa who is not only the founder of SpaceX, he is CEO of Tesla Inc., The Boring Company, and even foundeda little company we know as PayPal. Even after all that, he is still looking years into the future to innovate useful technology that will ultimately help our dear planet.
One of Musk’s endeavors that will have effects that are personally felt by me, will be the Hyperloop concept. Musk envisioned a high-speed train or transportation system that will travel between Southern California to Northern California, which, unless you live here, you’ll know they’re pretty much two different states in terms of distance.
Here are some of Elon Musk’s company’s most ambitious goals:
SpaceX is planning to send two people who had enough money to contract them, into space and fly around the moon! It’s like taking a boat ride to Catalina Island but…in space! They are also actively working towards sending humans to Mars in the very near future.
The Boring Company
Legend has it that Elon Musk was sitting in LA traffic one day a couple years ago and had an epiphany. Why not dig tunnels underneath Los Angeles and place express tracks that can get a car from point A to point B for a small fee? Thus, the not-so-boring Boring Company was born. A 2 mile tunnel is currently being dug underneath LA between one of the busiest sections of freeway.
He even released a video of the prototype which is very trippy to watch.
Musk co-founded Neuralink in 2016 in order to improve artificial intelligence while maintaining order so as to not accidentally create a robot apocalypse. Musk has been very outspoken with his thoughts on the dangers of rapidly changing AI and how it can pose a huge threat to humanity.
There is much more to Elon Musk and his plans for the world but there is too much to get into. These are my favorite things that SpaceX and company are working on. The future is NOW people! We may not have flying cars, but we have Teslas!