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Perhaps there will be some future bill that makes a difference for Mars, but this is not it.
Mar 22 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Elon Musk is associated, including Tesla and July. Most recently, Elon Musk has been quoted saying: “Perhaps there will be some future bill that makes a difference for Mars, but this is not it.” in the article Elon Musk slams Donald Trump's NASA bill saying it does nothing to help mission to Mars. An other article where Elon Musk has been quoted is Buzz Aldrin says this is the problem with Elon Musk’s plans for Mars.
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It is really, really good if you want a primer on structural design.

Given that this is the first time in 4.5 billion years where it's been possible for humanity to extend life beyond Earth, it seems like we'd be wise to act while the window was open and not count on the fact it will be open a long time.

The heroes of the books I read always felt a duty to save the world.

There is a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that, due to automation.

But that 1 percent chance isn't worth rolling the dice. Better to wait a day.

Tell me the story of your life and the decisions that you made along the way and why you made them and also tell me about some of the most difficult problems you worked on and how you solved them. People that really solved the problem, they know exactly how they solved it they know the little details.

But there are many people whose jobs are to drive. In fact I think it might be the single largest employer of people ... Driving in various forms. So we need to figure out new roles for what do those people do, but it will be very disruptive and very quick.

Frankly, I find this attack to be morally outrageous. Tesla is the last car company left in California, because costs are so high. Tesla is the last company left in California, because costs are so high. The UAW killed NUMMI and abandoned the workers at our Fremont plant in 2010. They have no leg to stand on.

Our understanding is that this guy was paid by the UAW to join Tesla and agitate for a union. He doesn't really work for us, he works for the UAW.

[M]any in America don't realize how proud they should be of the legal system. Not perfect, but no where is the cause of justice better served.

In tomorrow's meeting, I and others will express our objections to the recent executive order on immigration and offer suggestions for changes to the policy.

Amortizing this capital cost over 20 years and adding daily operational costs gives a total of $20 USD plus operating costs per one-way ticket on the passenger Hyperloop.

This may sound surprising coming from me, but I agree (that) Rex Tillerson has the potential to be an excellent Sec of State.

Rex is an exceptionally competent executive, understands geopolitics and knows how to win for his team. His team is now the USA.

Falcon 9 Block 5 -- the final version in the series -- is the one that has the most performance and is designed for easy reuse.

Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging.

It was a really surprising problem. It's never been encountered before in the history of rocketry.

There is a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that, due to automation. Yeah, I am not sure what else one would do. I think that is what would happen.

We do believe there should be government incentives for electric vehicles, but we believe they should be there for the good of the industry and to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport – not because Tesla needs them.

The apples-to-apples comparison compared to a regular roof will be at least at, and we believe slightly below the cost of a regular roof, and the electricity is just a bonus.

Yeah, I am not sure what else one would do. I think that is what would happen.

I think it's important for us to try to get to a self-sustaining situation on Mars as soon as possible.

I think that there is a pretty good chance that we end up with a universal basic income or something like that due to automation.

I think the timing is just right, if not, I mean frankly, we may be a little late. I wouldn't say that we're early. It is really an accident of history that the companies are even separate.

We are going to do hundreds – if not thousands – of deals of that size and bigger. Are we going to run them all through the independent committee?

It was getting clunkier and clunkier to do these joint deals. It took us months to vet that through our independent board members of both companies, and confirm that it was an arm's-length transaction, and it was just very unwieldy.

You really need product integration. You want the solar panels and the batteries to work seamlessly.

It is really an accident of history that the companies are even separate.

If you have solar panels, batteries and electric cars, you have a complete solution to a sustainable energy future ... it's just critical that all three pieces are there.

I feel a bit stronger that he is not the right guy. He doesn't seem to have the sort of character that reflects well on the United States.

The whole purpose of Tesla is to accelerate the advent of sustainable energy.

Sometimes the solar roof is positioned as a competitor to utilities, but we are actually going to need utility power to increase, and we are going to need local power generation. Because if you transition all energy to electric, that roughly triples the amount of electricity that is needed. So you need about a third for transport, about a third for heating and about a third for what we currently use as electricity.

I want to make sure people appreciate that the solution is both local power generation and utility power generation, it is not one or the other.

The key is it needs to be beautiful, affordable, and seamlessly integrated. If all those things are true, why would you go in any other direction?

I think it is a bit of both, really. It would be something that would be a significant offset on the cost of ownership for a car, and a revenue generator for Tesla as well. Obviously, the majority of the economics would go to the owner of the car.

Things are looking good. It's not to say there could be some darkness ahead... (but) it's overall looking quite promising.

He said the first human mission to Mars would ideally be a dozen people who could help "build out and troubleshoot the propellant plant and Mars Base Alpha power system.

With the latter, you can build out a huge amount of pressurized space for industrial operations and leave the glass domes for green living space.

You will also be able to add your car to the Tesla shared fleet just by tapping a button on the Tesla phone app and have it generate income for you while you're at work or on vacation, significantly offsetting and at times potentially exceeding the monthly loan or lease cost.

This dramatically lowers the true cost of ownership to the point where almost anyone could own a Tesla. Since most cars are only in use by their owner for 5 percent to 10 percent of the day, the fundamental economic utility of a true self-driving car is likely to be several times that of a car which is not.

It will take us some time to complete the validation of the software and get regulatory approval but the important thing is that the foundation is laid" for fully autonomous driving.

Tesla product unveiling on the 17th (unexpected by most), followed by Tesla/SolarCity on the 28th.

Really the key is making this affordable to almost anyone who wants to go. (…) the very first flights will be quite expensive. But the architecture allows for a cost to get (to) less than $200,000, maybe as little as $100,000 over time depending on how much mass a person takes.

I think Earth will be a good place for a long time, but the probable lifespan of human civilization will be much greater if we're a multiplanetary species.

Ultimately what I'm trying to achieve here is to make Mars seem possible, make it seem as though it's something that we can do in our lifetimes.

Perfect safety is really an impossible goal. It's about improving the probability of safety. There won't ever be zero fatalities, there won't ever be zero injuries.

It will be a dramatic improvement in the safety of the system done entirely through software.

It's about improving the probability of safety. There won't ever be zero fatalities, there won't ever be zero injuries.

Anything metallic or dense, the radar system we're confident will be able to detect that and initiate a braking event.

It's not about going from bad to good. Things are already good. I think it's about going from good to great.

We really pushed hard on questioning all of those assumptions over the past few months.

It was just a very hard problem. Nobody else could solve this.

Still working on the Falcon fireball investigation. Turning out to be the most difficult and complex failure we have ever had in 14 years.

Important to note that this happened during a routine filling operation. Engines were not on and there was no apparent heat source.

And so, why not have a solar roof that's better in many others ways as well. We don't want to show all of our cards right now, but I think people are going to be really excited about what they see.

Full autonomy is about developing advanced narrow AI, for the car to operate on. When I say narrow AI, it is not going to take over the world, but it needs to be good at driving a car. So increasingly sophisticated neural nets that can operate in reasonably sized computers in the car. That is our focus. I am very optimistic about this. It blows me away. If I am this close to it and it blow me away, it is really going to blow other people away.

We were in production hell for the first six months of the year. Man, it was hell. And we managed to climb out of hell partway through June and now the production line is humming and our suppliers mostly have their shit together.

The idea is that there is one sales process, one installation process, one service contact, one phone app to monitor things.

Radar tunes out what looks like an overhead road sign to avoid false braking events.

Things are on track to be able to meet the Model 3 cell production timing in the middle of next year.

What really matters to accelerate a sustainable future is being able to scale up production volume as quickly as possible. That is why Tesla engineering has transitioned to focus heavily on designing the machine that makes the machine – turning the factory itself into a product.

When used correctly, it (Autopilot) is already significantly safer than a person driving by themselves.

By placing solar panels on top of the tube, the Hyperloop can generate far in excess of the energy needed to operate. This takes into account storing enough energy in battery packs to operate at night and for periods of extended cloudy weather.

A lot of people don't understand what it is and how you turn it on.

We don't expect SolarCity to have a negative impact on Tesla cash flow. This makes execution easier, not harder.

I think it actually amplifies the opportunity for both companies.

I don't think this creates additional financial risk for Tesla. The deal would not add significant debt to the Tesla balance sheet.

Google's done a great job at showing the potential of autonomous transport, but they're not a car company. So they'd potentially license to other companies. I wouldn't say they're a competitor.

It is intended to carry astronauts to the International Space Station. But we are going to send one to Mars in 2018.

I would not recommend traveling to Mars in that. It would be a long time to spend on an SUV.

We should be able to launch people in 2024, with arrival in 2025.

The rocket's landing speed was close to the design maximum, thus the back and forth motion.

The reason is that even if 99 percent of the internally produced items and supplier items are available on July 1, we still cannot produce the car because you cannot produce a car that is missing 1 percent of its components.

Now, will we actually be able to achieve volume production on July 1 next year? Of course not.

The key thing we need to achieve in the future is to also be the leader in manufacturing. It's the thing we obviously have to solve if we are going to scale and scale profitably.

With an internal volume about the size of a sports utility vehicle, the Dragon spacecraft would be uncomfortable for people making the long journey to Mars.

I very much agree with solving the high-density urban transport problem. There's a new type of car or vehicle that would be great for that and that'll actually take people to their final destination and not just the bus stop.

The rocket landed instead of putting a hole in the ship or tipping over. We're real excited about that.

As you guys know, it's incredibly important that we move to a sustainable world sooner rather than later. The sooner we do it, the better it is.

Long term we really want to get to the point of where there are thousands of space flights a year and ultimately where we have a base on the Moon and a base on Mars and become a multi-planet species in a true space civilization, that where things need to go in the long term.

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