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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Crazy?

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Ashlee Vance

2015

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2018-09-09

- Ashlee Vance, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (2015)

Elon Musk asks the author,
"Do you think I'm crazy?"

Confess in the spirit of the question, after reading the book, I'd say yes. But I don't like having to judge.

Musks perspective is, if there is an answer to the big question: life, the universe, everything, it will be found by expanding the duration and consciousness of humankind. Colonizing Mars offers dual-planet redundancy.

And I guess that makes sense. But whether that means betting everything on Mars, I don't know. Probably Musk is not crazy, just smarter than me. Or maybe that's still crazy.