Elon Musk Essays


Is Elon Musk right in saying most academic papers are useless?

When elon musk opined that most academic papers are useless, it was in the context of their usefulness to others rather than the writers themselves. While it is likely true that the tens of millions of academic papers that are written each year are completely read only once (if at all), it is also true Continue Reading... Continue Reading...

Business News from Around the World

as it officially "drops 'Motors' from its name." The article describes how Tesla CEO elon musk wants "to transform the Silicon Valley firm from an electric car maker to a diversified energy products company" (Reuters, 2017). While the article does not critically assess either this move or the company's financial durability, one could point out that the company bears some resemblance to another Energy giant that transformed itself on the outside only so as to deceive shareholders while it engaged in a variety of Ponzi schemes -- Enron. In order to be more relevant and hard-hitting, the article could… Continue Reading...

Artificial Intelligence and Futurism Transhumanism

their self-centeredness, and their base instincts for fight, flight, and dominance. If Stephen Hawking, elon musk, Bill Gates and Steve Wozniak all "expressed their concerns about where the technology was heading," with Professor Hawking harboring an especially "apocalyptic vision of a world where robots decide they don't need us any more," then it could be that humanity and non-human species will both be better off (Cellan-Jones 1). After all, could human beings get any worse than they already are? The film WALL-E, for instance, shows how humanity on its current self-destructive trajectory has completely eradicated life on earth and… Continue Reading...

Apple

market, it needs to return to its innovative roots and embrace a more visionary approach, similar to that which elon musk has brought with Tesla. With the price elasticity of demand impacting sales (and with a rehash of old products under new names impacting them as well), and with the market beginning to turn, Apple faces both consider headwinds and tailwinds and must either consider expanding into other markets ala Amazon or begin touting the next phase of evolutionary technology ala Musk with grand visions to stir up the market and keep buyers wanting to buy into the club.… Continue Reading...