- Apr 2, 2007
- No, sleep, till, BROOKLYN
- 11 Xterra Pro-4x, 12 'stang GT
Bad solutionsMusk sees a problem and is trying to come up with solutions.
Wasn't Musk's idea, US gov't didn't allow private space vehicles before. And SpaceX is not the only player in that game https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_private_spaceflight_companiesThe US relying on Russian rockets to get to orbit? Build private rockets.
Not if the mistakes are easily avoidable and frankly stupid.Mistakes or not, you have to admire the vision and the goal he has in mind.
That is plain idiotic and a complete non-starter, forget the cost and technical challenge of running massive vacuum chamber, you are in a 15ton bullet inches away from the wall, anything that causes that capsule to move even a little bit will end with human ground meat.even the hyperloop. It often takes bold, even risky moves to advance and make changes to the world.
EVs were being developed before Tesla (wayyyyy before Tesla) and Toyota has had their HFC cars running around before anyone heard/cared about the Model S.I don't worship at the feet of Musk, but you can't deny that he has had an effect on the landscape. The rise of Tesla has spurred other companies to invest more heavily in EV and hybrid vehicles. The mass market applications on an all-EV car company has changed policy in cities around the world as they plan to ban ICE vehicles from city centers over the next two decades. Volvo, Ford, BMW, Mercedes, and Nissan are all putting more money into EVs. Even if Honda and Nissan were the first to market with hybrid and EV tech, Tesla being so invested and proving that performance and luxury don't have to be sacrificed in an EV is pushing even more development.
Mostly driven by electronics companies, EV manufacturers took things that Apple, Samsung, Panasonic, et all came up with, not the other way around.We have seen the greatest leaps in battery technology in over a generation just in the past decade. Huge amounts of money are pouring in to battery and energy storage research right now.
Again completely unrelated to Tesla, this has been the case before Tesla and will be after Tesla, solar is a very attractive idea since it's essentially free energy.Tesla's push in the solar market is helping too, even my brother is getting a Tesla wall battery and solar panels on his home to help offset cooling costs in the summer. The price of residential solar has dropped something like 50% while efficiencies have risen.
I will give you that he changed perception on EVs, that's about it really. His not ambitious, his cocky and arrogant, there is a difference.Musk is not solely responsible for these changes, but he has certainly done a lot to change the perception of energy generation and EVs. He may be reckless, but he is ambitious and I do give him credit for that.