Born in South Africa on June 28, 1971 Elon Musk was a passionate individual who loved programming and sold his first computer game, Blastar for $500. He is known as the second entrepreneur of Silicon Valley is also the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla Motors and PayPal. Here are some bizarre facts about Elon Musk. Here are some quotes by him, guaranteed to inspire you.
On why we should be nervous about the future if it turns out we’re not living in a simulation: “Arguably we should hope that that’s true, because otherwise if civilization stops advancing, that may be due to some calamitous event that erases civilization. So maybe we should be hopeful that this is a simulation, because otherwise… We are either going to create simulations indistinguishable from reality or civilization ceases to exist.”
On Egyptians and aliens: “Seems like an opportune moment to bring up the Fermi Paradox, aka ‘where are the aliens?’ Really odd that we see no sign of them. Btw, please don’t mention the pyramids. Stacking stone blocks is not evidence of an advanced civilization. The rumor that I’m building a spaceship to get back to my home planet Mars is totally untrue. The ancient Egyptians were amazing, but if aliens built the pyramids, they would’ve left behind a computer or something.”
On why Tesla’s office needs a roller coaster: “Everybody around here has slides in their lobbies. I’m actually wondering about putting in a roller coaster — like a functional roller coaster at the factory in Fremont. You’d get in, and it would take you around [the] factory but also up and down. Who else has a roller coaster? … It would probably be really expensive, but I like the idea of it.”
On how he’d rather die: “I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.”