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Elon Musk – his visions of the Future

One of the most influential individuals in the technology industry of the current and future years to come is Elon Musk. The world knows Musk and hears about him during conversations, in the news, on Twitter, etc. Considering his age, he is young. Yet, he has achieved a lot in such a short period.

Elon Reeve Musk was born on the 28th of June 1971 in South Africa. His occupations include businessman, philanthropist, inventor, engineer, entrepreneur, etc. He moved to Canada when he was seventeen and currently is a citizen of South Africa, Canada, and the United States of America. Musk is the founder, CTO, CEO, and chief designer of Space X, CEO and product architect of Tesla, founder of The Boring Company. Along with these, he is the co-founder of Neuralink, OpenAI, and PayPal. Consequently, in 2018, he was also selected as a member of a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).

Elon Musk

Elon Musk and his Works

SpaceX

SpaceX is short for Space exploration technologies corp. It is a space transportation service and aerospace manufacturer company, founded in 2002. It aims to reduce space transportation costs to be able to colonize Mars. Elon checks out the development of rockets and spacecraft for the mission to Earth and other planets’ orbits.

They plan on pioneering reusable rockets to reach their long term goal. The goal of making humans a multi-planet species by making a self-sufficient city on Mars. Their latest and upcoming project is to fly NASA astronauts to the International Space Station in 2020.

Musk's company SpaceX

TESLA

Engineers Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning founded Tesla in the year 2003. They named it after Nikola Tesla, who was an inventor and engineer. The next who was part of the company including Musk was named co-founders of the company. Their mission is to accelerate and provide the world to transit and shift towards sustainable energy. They are a global manufacturer of electric vehicles, solar-powered products, etc.

Their latest project released in 2020 is the Model Y, which is a compact SUV. It is an electric vehicle and has features that include for instance full self-driving capabilities, automatic driving on streets and highways, a fifteen-inch touch screen, a sound system, all-glass roofs, etc. 

Musk's company Tesla

THE BORING COMPANY

The Boring Company was founded in 2013. It is an American infrastructure and tunnel construction services. It aims to ease the crushing urban congestion and enable long-distance travel with top speed combining affordable, quick tunneling technology with all-electric public transportation. They initially formed it as a subsidiary for SpaceX. 

One of their best works was the 1.15-mile R&D tunnel located in Hawthorne. They are working on the project which is the construction of Vegas Loop.

NEURALINK

Musk co-founded Neuralink in 2016. It is a neurotechnology startup that aims to integrate the human brain with artificial intelligence. They are developing brain-machine interfaces which can be implanted (BMIs). They had received an appreciable amount in millions as funding and announced working on a device.

The machine was sewing machines like having the potential of implanting very thin threads into the brain. They are said to begin human experimenting in 2020.

PAYPAL

PayPal was the world’s first internet payment system which was also co-founded by Musk. It initially started as Confinity established by Max Levchin, Luke Nosek, and Peter Theil as security software. In March 2000, it combined with a company founded by Musk called X.com.

Later on, as they named it as PayPal. After that, eBay acquired it in 2002. The company was able to acquisition many companies but in 2019, it acquired Honey which made it the largest acquisition to date.

PayPal

OPENAI

Musk also founded OpenAI in 2015 and is an artificial intelligence laboratory for research. It aims to promote and develop friendly AI in such a way that it is beneficial for humans. 

Some of his other visions also include Hyperloop and Solar City.

HYPERLOOP

Hyperloop is a concept of a high-speed transportation system. It incorporates reduced-pressure tubes in which pressurized capsules ride on an air cushion driven by air compressors and linear induction motors. They have received verbal government approval to build this hyperloop from New York City to Washington DC which will also have stops in Philadelphia and Baltimore.

How Hyperloop is imagined to be by Musk

SOLAR CITY

His cousins founded Solar City in 2006 but the initial idea and capital provided was his. Currently is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tesla. It aims to help fight and combat global warming. They have received funds in millions, to construct and help to build factories and infrastructure for solar panels and production plants. 

At a ripe age, Elon has been able to achieve so much. He has indeed helped shape the future. Consequently, he helped in shaping the current generation and works on the advancement of using the internet and its related components like AI. 

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