The future we're building -- and boring | Elon Musk

3 mei. 2017
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Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED's Head Curator, Chris Anderson.
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  • Seems to me, if Elon was REALLY that smart, he'd be building public transport, (electric) and just get rid of all the fucking cars.

    James BondeJames Bonde4 uur geleden
  • This brilliant mind needs so many brilliant minds to help get this vision/work done. Is there enough brilliant minds that can step up? He can't do it all by himself. 🤯🤓❤

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  • Very well conducted interview. Cheers Chris Anderson 👌

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  • Collectively, there is so much awe And appreciation here in these comments for Elon Musk. I am no different. I am in awe and perhaps a little in love 🥰

    DanielleDanielle6 uur geleden
  • However great the vehicle there's still nutter drivers on the road.

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  • when he said by 2017 the car will drive itself by command my heart started beating really fast then i remembered what year it is and got a little bit upset. COME ELON I NEED YOU TO DO THIS

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  • what about earthquakes?

    TheRealDXTheRealDX7 uur geleden
  • Why not just build a high speed rail system? Why build this thing you need a car to access?

  • Sure making some big claimes right there. He’s like a politician

    Wolfz900Wolfz9007 uur geleden
  • All of his projects are in service to the ultimate goal of colonizing other planets. He's not only working on how to get to Mars - he's working on perfecting many of the things necessary to maintain a colony. Money is happy byproduct, but the ultimate goal seems to be financing the research and advancing the goal of colonization. That's some chess.

    Audra GutierrezAudra Gutierrez9 uur geleden
  • why isn't the focus then establishing an installation on the moon in order to harvest H3 in abundance giving us unlimited and clean energy? .....Also propulsion fuel to branch out then to Mars.

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  • Why are you Boring ?? Funny how people think they can bust balls. What a douche Elon is awesome

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  • I feel like he gets more done in his sleep then I do while I’m awake

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  • Elon Musk is strong because we will not give up blockchain. The World Should Change. Technology And Money Must Be Dıstrıbuted To People Equally (Elon Musk güçlüdür çünkü vazgeçmiyor bizde blockchainden vazgeçmiyeceğiz. İnşallah.) dünya artık değişmeli teknoloji ve para eşit olarak dağıtılmalı.

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  • Elon Musk is awesome. What an interesting and fascinating person, I wish I had 1% of his intellectual faculty and wealth.

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  • Please i wanna job on mars 3year turn around I got family or a relocation I got tilt panel concrete construction experience And building 🔥 penitration dozer and I love 3d 4d printing I think outside the square I've worked in multiple areas and I can be of great help in terraforming activitys an love 🚀 ships pkeeese reply

    nathan Murraynathan Murray21 uur geleden
  • Prbly an aries

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  • There is nothing wrong with God's creation in heaven, it is not a wise human dwelling, because it is among those that will be destroyed when judgment comes and I hope that God's promise in heaven will be a dwelling place and no new heaven and earth can be paired there. that is the holy city that will soon come.

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  • This is ridiculous lol, as a senior mining engineer specialized in multi discipline works and development I genuinely laugh outload 26-12ft diameter costs is not simply proportionate to cross sectional area, and tunneling machines do not stop to install ground support. I really like Elon and think he's great at going up but this is a gross over simplification of the development process and is absurd.

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  • Looks like a waste of time, energy and money. *All we need is a Thanos snap.*

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    • Mass murder...hmmmm no.

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  • Successful people don't become that way overnight. What most people see at a glance-wealth, a great career, purpose-is the result of hard work and hustle over time.

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    • @Robert Rayford you are correct too! But it's better to take risk than to remain poor.

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    • @Arun Lukiç you are correct ! But you also need to know that the rate of scam is too much this days.

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    • Is better to try and fail than not trying at all.

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    • @Mooresville George But I really don't know why people are scared of investing.

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  • Overpopulation is our largest problem. Nobody is trying to fix that. More public transportation with cities and suburban areas planned for fewer cars would help a lot. I do not want a car that drives itself. I enjoy driving. How many thousands of truck drivers are you going to put out of work?

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  • He stutters when he tries to remember how many zeroes in his bank accs

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    • Doesnt a documentary on him.

      Lee50Lee5022 uur geleden
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  • I think the government owns the land under the surface everywhere. Correct me if I m wrong

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  • On one hand there is the likes of Elon Musk then there are the vermin like Fauci and gates ."... go figure

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  • hes so smart but I will never understand why he called his son X Æ A-Xii lol

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    • Free will.

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  • The straight fact is: He is so wrong about the time line.

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  • In other news today china is using a weather controling machine made by Nikola Tesla called harp supposedly was allowed to be used on Texas as a test causing the winter freeze they just went through

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  • He's either a Reincarnation of Nikola Tesla an AI robot or an alien either way I like him if I had his money I'd probably be doing the same things as science in building things and they actually work somehow makes you feel good inside it's a shame I'm poor and have to do things on a 50 to $100 budget I have splurged and built $1,000 bulletproof robot for target practice and for hauling in caring things up to 600 lb

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  • Has he never seen maximum overdrive? We're all gonna die!

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  • @10:36 i wonder how Elon feels..

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  • His vision to save humans for the future 👍👍👏👏👏

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  • this guy is amazing

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  • I enjoyed Elon's energy and vibrancy. I detested the moderators injection of his political viewpoint, 'that climate change is significantly affected by anthropogenic existence.... that 'consensus science' is synonymous with a another concept called science'.... What makes listening to Elon so refreshing is that he deals with the reality of facts.... In other words what sane people call science... facts are the blood of theories that espouse reproducibility, however, there is also subjective theory... we call that politics (where facts are the antithesis of reality)...

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  • Avoid cities near the sandres fault and platonic plates (pardon for spelling) if cities are prone to earth quakes, it woukd be better to build on top, like new yorks central train station!

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  • I wanna see him interviewed by Sam Hyde

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  • Господи какой он умный

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  • It's hard to explain technical stuffs to ordinary people.. Look how elon musk struggled trying to explain in layman's term 😂

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  • Was I the only that started thinking about "I.Robot" About the cars underground all being automatic until Will puts it on manual

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  • Playing with fire is dangerous...

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    • You probably said that about the iphone or any advancement ever made...grow up.

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  • I get the feeling Jacob Collier and Elon Musk are fueled by the same intellect and passion to make the world a better place - just on completely different subjects.

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  • Elon is one of our biggest hope. Hope for this planet. Hope for the human race. So grateful to live in the same times as him.

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  • He’s brilliant

    Hisham MarwanHisham Marwan2 dagen geleden
  • I don't get why everyone is so impressed with Elon... Unless you are all absolute idiots and probably are. Electric cars were developed over a hundred years ago. Its not a novel concept. Tunnels under cities for transport... I thought about that when I was 8 years old and knew it was a good idea then and that was well over 20 years ago. I don't think that makes me a genius I think it means he has a knack for the obvious he also hates traffic just like anyone else. A real genius... Once in a millennium person.... Nikola Tesla, Hawking, Einstein. No offense Mr. Musk. You are an incredible individual but only because you have common sense like everyone else should too.

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  • y’all are fucking stupid

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  • this would literally cost 10s of trillions per mega city.

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  • Elon Musk is clearly a psychopath and a mad man. He belongs in a Bond movie, not in reality, and he knows it. 5 billion!? They could have used that money to inspire creative people to open small companies and make a living for their families and people on the earth. Somebody stop this lunatic, now!

    Mikael AulinMikael Aulin2 dagen geleden
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  • And just to think this guy could redirect the funds he is spending to eliminate world poverty disease social injustice corrupt governments inhumane prison systems etc etc etc but he chooses to go to Mars instead sad sad sad

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  • Just remember, Elon is not differrent or smarter than us, he just follows his dreams.

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  • and now we now.....BUILD BACK BETTER , NWO....

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  • How does He get to buy all that land and build those great things?

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  • a person who is down to mars..

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  • Mr Harold is legit and his method works like magic I keep on earning every single week with his new strategy

    Marley LiMarley Li3 dagen geleden
    • BWAHAHAhahaha, Mr. Harold needs to hire an editor with some english skills. Every one of these replies have grammatical "errors" that anyone with a decent grasp of the english language will immediately ascertain as he/she begins reading. Doesn't Mr Harold know that good english editing can effectively reach, , well, everybody. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that your hustle has virtually no chance of selling to any American with half a brain in his head. All of these comments attempting to sell the "virtues of Mr Harold would have been better served by a bit of english editing and maybe a tad bit of forethought. It's clear Mr Harold is of Asian persuasion given the choice of words and the consistency with which they were used in these replies. So, tell Mr Harold, say, "Look Harry, this Thadwick cat, he says he have desiring for woman you wife have he love her long time". You give Thadwick aaaah 5 dollar.😆 So, in a nut shell, you'll make way more loot if you learn how to structure an american sentence. If you actually make an attempt at improvement maybe start with a moral effort

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    • I am thinking about a new type of restaurants : eating-spots, in eating-spots, food keeps changing, chefs also rotate, this is opposed to current restaurants, thanks to this rotation of food and chefs, eating-spots are more powerful than restaurants, along with that, there is an app, people vote for the food that will be cooked in the next days menu is influenced by the live input of the people via an app

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    • @Jesse Bell I have been investing with him without any losses I G 👆👆

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  • Mother super model, brother super farmer, sister super film maker, Elon super electric and father super abusive.

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  • Don’t read this question if you think it’s going against Elon, this man is my idol and I only wish I could be like him one day. How long until we’re allowed to power cars with water? We all know it’s possible. But battery cell die, lithium will be depleted, fossil fuels with be depleted, but “matter cannot be created nor destroyed” only transferred from one substance to another. This is “illegal” now, but how long until water powered vehicles exist? Why can’t I make one in my garage? How long until we understand that 71% of the earth is covered in water, given mostly salt water, can be used as a fuel without be offed by a corporation? Does anyone think this is possible one day? Anyone reading this far knows it’s possible. Why? Does he not want to because of the obvious?

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  • I think musk is fake he speaks like somebody is telling him every word he says.

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  • 2 years from 2017? haha

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  • Very futuristic and good for the environment but one EMP and we are screwed

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