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Be Very Careful Who You Follow on Twitter, or the PC Thought Police Will Come For You

Posted on October 6th, 2016.

A few days ago Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, unveiled a visionary, awesome plan to colonize Mars, and then the solar system. No less. For a couple of days Musk’s space colonization plan was all over the social media. But now the trending news about Elon Musk are that… he doesn’t follow enough...

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Space

Elon Musk Unveils Long Awaited Plan to Colonize Mars, and Then the Solar System

Posted on September 28th, 2016.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars and then move on to the planets. Yesterday (September 27), at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, hosted by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), Musk announced his long-awaited space colonization plan in a special keynote – full of technical...

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Medicine

Elon Musk Hints at Advances in ‘Neural Lace’ Brain Hacking Tech

Posted on September 2nd, 2016.

Visionary and sometimes controversial entrepreneur Elon Musk hinted at advances in next-generation brain hacking. Recent research results promise future “neural lace” technology that could enhance our brains and connect them to the cloud.

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Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, & Stephen Hawking: No AI Warfare

Posted on July 28th, 2015.

Around 1,000 people involved in the robotics industry have signed a letter urging a ban on artificial intelligence arms. An arms race could unfold where the winner is the one who makes the best robot killer. According to some of the brightest minds in the industry, including Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and Stephen Hawking, feel that AI...

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Robotics

Elon Musk is Researching Robot Overlords – The Biggest Existential Threat to Our Existence

Posted on July 2nd, 2015.

At the beginning of 2015 billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk committed a substantial amount of money to Boston-based Future of Life Institute. The volunteer organization has since awarded $7 million in grants. The 37 winning projects focus on protecting humankind from what Musk considers the “biggest existential threat” to our...

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Science

SpaceX Misses One in Florida

Posted on June 29th, 2015.

Space flight is nothing like golf, but if it were, SpaceX’s recent headlines would look like a pro who’d fallen off. An expensive mistake left the International Space Station without a needed shipment of supplies and parts. The unmanned rocket broke apart shortly after liftoff about 27 miles in the air. A little over 5,000...

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Companies

Google to Invest North of $10 Billion in SpaceX Internet Satellite Fleet

Posted on January 20th, 2015.

Google is close to investing in rocket maker SpaceX, according to several people familiar with the talks, creating a formidable alliance in Silicon Valley’s accelerating Internet space race, The Information reports. The purpose of a deal, which is still in the works, is to support the development of SpaceX satellites that could beam...

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Elon Musk Details $10 Billion Plan for Space Internet

Posted on January 18th, 2015.

Not content with electric cars, space rockets, crazy-fast trains, and more, Elon Musk – entrepreneur and real-life Tony Stark, has revealed plans to build a secondary Internet in space.

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Revolutionary Mass-Transit Hyperloop Test System Coming to Texas

Posted on January 17th, 2015.

Elon Musk seems to like making headlines every other week, and he’s done it again with his nonchalant announcement of the next steps for his Hyperloop mass transit system. Musk took to Twitter, as he often does with big announcements, telling everyone the next steps for the first ever test track. But like any Musk announcement that seems...

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Watch the SpaceX Falcon 9 Makes an Almost-Successful Crash Landing

Posted on January 16th, 2015.

Elon Musk’s company SpaceX tried landing a rocket on a barge called the Falcon 9. They launched it off and hope to hit their bullseye on the target in the middle of the ocean, and it did. The mission was quite a success, and it went out with a bang.

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Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk Donates $10M to Abort the Machine Overlords

Posted on January 16th, 2015.

The Future of Life Institute announced that technology inventor Elon Musk, creator of Tesla and SpaceX, has decided to donate $10M to the Future of Life Institute to run a global research program aimed at keeping Artificial Intelligence (AI) beneficial to humanity.

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SpaceX Focuses Satellite Operations in Seattle, Washington

Posted on January 14th, 2015.

SpaceX has always been an ambitious venture by modern-day Tony Stark, Elon Musk. From space taxis to rocket launches, competing alongside Virgin Galactic and NASA, SpaceX has done their best to look to the skies for opportunity above the clouds. When it comes to manufacturing purposes though, Musk needed to find a home base on Earth. The...

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Artificial Intelligence

Research Priorities for Artificial Intelligence – Open Letter

Posted on January 12th, 2015.

The Future of Life Institute, a research and outreach organization working to mitigate existential risks facing humanity, currently focusing on potential risks from the development of human-level artificial intelligence, has issued an open letter to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) community.

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Companies

Tesla Developing Self-Moving “Metal Snakes” to Charge Cars, According to Elon Musk

Posted on January 9th, 2015.

Spiderman fans from all around should be rejoicing, or cowering in fear, because of the latest Doc-Ock initiative under development at Tesla Motors. Elon Musk, founder, CEO and all around Tony Stark of the real world, tweeted about a plan Tesla Motors has had in the works to create metal snakes that move themselves. For owners, they plug...

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‘No One Likes Working with Elon Musk,’ Says Supposed SpaceX Engineer

Posted on January 5th, 2015.

An anonymous SpaceX engineer took to the keyboard to answer the question of what it’s like working with Elon Musk recently, divulging secrets of the crazy workplace Musk operates.

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Companies

Tesla Battery Swap Twice as Fast as the Gas Pump

Posted on December 23rd, 2014.

When Tesla designed the model S Roadster, they thought about preserving options. The new Tesla Battery Swap option gives drivers of the electric vehicles the option of fully charging their vehicle in under two minutes. Customers must still bring their electric motors to a Tesla Supercharge Station. “The only decision you need to...

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Startups

Hyperloop Project Revitalized

Posted on December 22nd, 2014.

A couple of years ago, plans for a next generation transportation technology called the Hyperloop were revealed by Elon Musk. This new invention would transport passengers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in under 30 minutes. The Hyperloop is to utilize a combination of air blades and a semi-evacuated tube to create incredibly fast...

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SpaceX Expanding Texas Location; Adds 300 Jobs

Posted on December 16th, 2014.

Waco City Council will vote Tuesday to grant permission to SpaceX expanding Texas Location. Commissioners could allocate upwards of $1.5m in incentives to the Hawthorne, California-based company. If approved, the measure would bring the American private space transportation company’s total subsidies to $3m. Once committed, SpaceX...