Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
- 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.