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Is Elon Musk the greatest visionary or the greatest snake oil salesman of our age?

likesfish

an angry pretend soldier shooting at seagulls
Aye, Gates giving all that money to charity, what a total bastard.
Read an article about gates vs malaria.
He's funded more research than the rest of the world has ever:eek:.
One of the sciencetists he talked to when he first got intrested in it basically fobbed him off with a massive reading list and thought nothing more met him 6 months later.
And gates admitted he'd only read half the list but did find the WHO his favorite which was a 1000 page report full of statistics :hmm:
 

teqniq

DisMembered
I don't get the fascination with colonising Mars, it has no magnetic field subsequently you are going to be stuck in domes or underground forever. As for the man himself whilst I have some admiration for his space program in general what with being a space geek and all, somebody that successful in the world of business usually doesn't get there without shitting on someone, somewhere.
 
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Dogsauce

Lord of the Dance Settee
It's solved, have a look at recent developments, nookie in space? Humankind will have 'space porno' within 20 seconds of the first 'mixed sex' mission to mars:D:thumbs:
There was a married couple on one of the shuttle missions. Surely they would have?
 

coley

Well-Known Member
Read an article about gates vs malaria.
He's funded more research than the rest of the world has ever:eek:.
One of the sciencetists he talked to when he first got intrested in it basically fobbed him off with a massive reading list and thought nothing more met him 6 months later.
And gates admitted he'd only read half the list but did find the WHO his favorite which was a 1000 page report full of statistics :hmm:
Irony button thataway>>>>>>:p
 

NoXion

oof
Anyone trying to build a space rocket for the first time shouldn't be surprised if it undergoes rapid unplanned disassembly during testing. That's why the testing is done in the first place. SpaceX are developing their own designs after all. And while I'm not an engineer, a powered-descent reusable rocket stage sounds ambitious but not that crazy of an idea. And it seems like they've actually pulled it off as well. Unlike shit like Hyperloop and Mars One which appear to be designs built out of thin air.

But Elon Musk. Union-busting techno-libertarian billionaire. Not quite Wernher von Braun just yet, but shows promise should Peter "the Vampire Count" Thiel and his Dark Enlightenment buddies in the grey heart of Silicon Valley ever succeed in establishing their technofeudal New (World?) Order.
 

coley

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Imagine if we eradicated the small class that owns everything.
Then the 'eradicators' would rapidly move towards being the next "small class that owns everything"
Personally I would prefer a system where the top cheese gets to earn X times the wage of those at the bottom of their organisation then anything above X is taxed to the hilt.
 

not-bono-ever

They are ringing the bells now but soon...
I am sure Musk is a criminal mastermind from the future and came here in some sort of time machine, pockets stuffed with other peoples stolen ideas - it is only a matter of time until he patents cold fusion and warp speed techonlogy.
 

coley

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I am sure Musk is a criminal mastermind from the future and came here in some sort of time machine, pockets stuffed with other peoples stolen ideas - it is only a matter of time until he patents cold fusion and warp speed techonlogy.
Speed the day, though surely that would result in a wachemcallit paradox thingy?
:p
 

alex_

Well-Known Member
Then we could have a small cadre of super bureaucrats led by a glorious leader who would manage the world in a more enlightened way. I'd raise a statue to that.
Yes, venuezeula is truly an example to us all
Comrade.
 

seventh bullet

red mullet
Then the 'eradicators' would rapidly move towards being the next "small class that owns everything"
Personally I would prefer a system where the top cheese gets to earn X times the wage of those at the bottom of their organisation then anything above X is taxed to the hilt.
Or run the cheesery ourselves.
 

weltweit

Well-Known Member
I am sure Musk is a criminal mastermind from the future and came here in some sort of time machine, pockets stuffed with other peoples stolen ideas - it is only a matter of time until he patents cold fusion and warp speed techonlogy.
Yep, that would explain a lot :)
 

coley

Well-Known Member
Or run the cheesery ourselves.
Which would probably work for a few months, then there would be moves to elect a 'board' and a chairman then they would vote themselves ever increasing powers and remuneration, we see it day in day out at every level.
Except parish council level, where we remain largely uncorrupted:D
 

coley

Well-Known Member
My local library wouldn't look as pretty for starters.
We haven't got one! demolished by our local labour 'guardians of culture'
Demolished and replaced by a car park! A perfectly good, reasoably modern building, in the centre of Ashington, totally destroyed.
While the construction of a new council office superstructure goes ahead with budget overruns that make Hinckley point and HS2 look modest in comparison.
And even after the sell off of huge chunks of prime local authority owned land the Labour run CC weeps crocodile tears about being 'cash strapped'
Used to have a subscription to PE but their regular exposes of graft in public office and the subsequent lack of action led me to cancel it in despair.
Much more to be gained by programmes like 'benefits street' where we can direct our disgust and an anger at people we can recognise on a daily level rather than level it at the bastards who are truly the cause of the rampant inequality of life here in the U.K.
Fuck lt, rant over.
 
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