In ancient Greece history, there was a king named Midas. After getting satisfied with his sacrifices and efforts, he was blessed by the Gods. As per the blessing, whatever Midas touches, it will be converted to Gold.
We don’t know whether this story is real or fake, but currently, we have a real Midas around us. King Midas was greedy and used to think about himself, whereas the real Midas around us is helping others with his Midas touch sorry with his Midas tweets.
He made Signal popular with his two words tweet. A few days back, he purchased a gift for his dog from the Etsy platform. Suddenly, Etsy stock surged after his tweet mentioning Etsy. A few days back, “Gamestonk”, a one-word tweet by him changed the stock equations of GameStop.
I know you are not curious about the name? We all know him. Yes, we are talking about ‘Elon Musk’. Naam tau Suna hi Hoga(Must Have Heard the Name).
From nowhere, he became the richest man in the world. Yesterday, he brought a storm over voice-based social media app Clubhouse with his live session.
Elon Musk About Mars Mission, Meme, and Neuralink
In the Clubhouse session on 31st January, Musk talked about different topics including space travel, Startup, Space Colonies, and Cryptocurrency.
He also talked about the Covid-19 vaccine and Artificial Intelligence. In the last part of the session, he brought Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev on the stage and he suddenly became interviewer.
A16Z, the main investor in Robinhood, grabbed the opportunity very well to convert the event into a PR. The clubhouse room was filled with journalists and other related people.
Elon Musk tested the clubhouse room capacity as well. Clubhouse rooms can accommodate a maximum of 5000 users. This limitation did not stop the users to watch one of the historic sessions in the business world. Live streams of the Elon Musk session was made available on Youtube and other streaming platforms.
Initially, Elon talked about the Mars Mission. When he was asked about when are we getting to Mars and what will it take? He said that the journey will be difficult for those who reach early on Mars. It may take around 5 years to get to Mars from now. We are making Starship get to Mars and back. It needs a fully reusable rocket. Having a sustainable life on Mars is most important for preserving the consciousness of life. For keeping the civilization alive, it will work as a candle in the dark.
He further explained that first time in history, we have a chance to make life multi-planetary and have likely a short window of time to make it happen. Through the Mars project, we want to make sure that life continues even in the face of calamity on earth.
When asked about the life set up on Mars, Musk said that the focus right now is how to get there and back. About setup, things will be discussed later. The initial plan will be to make one self-sustaining city.
Do you believe in Aliens? In reply to this question, he said that science has no conclusive evidence yet about Aliens. But that does not mean there are no aliens.
He also explained his earlier quote, “who controls the memes controls the universe”. He said that a meme is a complex form of communication. A meme can say 10,000 words. They are aspirationally funny and insightful. “I love meme”, he concluded with the sentence.
Does he try to sound crazy on Twitter? “I started crazy on Twitter,” he joked. He doesn’t follow them, but he says he has “meme dealers” – in other words, friends who clearly pick out memes they think he would like.
When asked about Neuralink, He explained about his company Neuralink relevance. He said that AI is all about how we stay relevant. We need to improve the bandwidth between the cortex and the digital tertiary layer. Neuralink would massively improve communication and speed it to save space in the brain. It will also address brain/spinal injuries.
He also revealed that the company is releasing new progress videos within a month. Neuralink Already has a happy monkey that can play video games using mind. Early applications of this project will be for people with serious brain injuries. The project is further paying attention to implantation removal too.
Musk’s View about Child Education, Cryptocurrency, Remote Work
The room moderator asked Elon about What is the best way of educating a 5 yr old? Make education exciting, explain things to kids. Establish relevance and narrative or else kids have a hard time remembering.
A user asked him,” Why doesn’t the world have more Elon Musks??
He said that my life had lots of difficulties in the beginning. I am sure no one wants those beginnings. You are mistaken if you want to follow my path.
About Startup also, he clearly told the future entrepreneurs that If you need encouraging words, don’t do a startup.
Answering related to Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency, Elon said that his friend asked him to invest in Bitcoin 8 years back. I did not follow his advice. I am late. I am a supporter of cryptocurrency and bitcoin. I don’t know about other digital currencies but Bitcoin is getting welcomed globally.
When asked about Tesla’s future, Elon mentioned that The company plans to manufacture 20 million cars and trucks every year.
He is not a fan of remote working that became a trend in the current pandemic time. He believes in personal meeting compare to emails and calls. He also revealed that he used to sleep on the floor of the factory in tight schedules.
“When the team is being asked to work super hard, I gotta be right there with them, and they gotta see it. Seeing is believing. If I can take that level of pain, then they’ll do it too”. He said.
Elon does not have a plan to start any new company. He said that I am quite busy with the existing task.
What Elon Thinks about Vaccine Technology, TV, Robinhood, and Clubhouse?
He talked about the huge advances in vaccine technology, such as the mRNA tech which made the Covid-19 vaccine possible. He seems very bullish about the vaccine.
“There is going to be an avalanche of vaccine” coming he said. “I guarantee you ‘it’ will be thrown away this year.” He said the ‘CureVac’ vaccine will be approved soon.
In a candid discussion, he said that I lived half of my life in California, I love it. I have grown my business here.
Elon also watches TV. He recently watched ” The Last Kingdom”. Earlier he saw “Cobra Kai”. He was recommended ‘Devs’, Mythic Quest, and Ravens Baquet by moderators. He praised ” Tenet”. “It is a good movie”, He said about Tenet.
Later, Vlad Tenev, CEO Robinhood, was brought to the room. Elon turned Interviewer for him. He asked questions related to the current happening on the Robinhood platform on Wednesday. Robinhood became the number one app on App Store with that day traffic. Elon grilled Vlad a lot related to their operations and sudden surge in business.
Elon Musk also revealed that this is the first time he is using Clubhouse. He heard about the platform last week.
Moderators concluded the session by playing ” Starman”.