Today I want to share some videos about someone who I’d like to call the real life Iron Man…
Okay, not Iron Man. More like real life Tony Stark. You know… that [billionaire, genius, playboy and philanthropist] thing?
I am talking about Elon Musk, ex-owner of Paypal (which he sold to eBay for US$ 1.5 billion in 2002), SpaceX, Tesla Motors and SolarCity among some other things…
I started with this video:
Well basically he summed it all up with his statement:
“We’re running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere can handle before there is an environment catastrophe.”
Which is very true, isn’t it?
Which is why he founded so many companies that seem to be so bizarrely different from each other. But they are not. Each companies that he leads is a tech company with a specific, world changing goal in mind. What’s even more amazing is that unlike most money grabbing billionaires out there, all his ventures were made by committing all his fortunes from previous ventures.
SpaceX – to make breakthroughs in rocket technology and bring down space travel cost (while forcing all the other money grabbing SOBs to do the same) with the long term goal of setting up a human colony in Mars.
Tesla Motors – to show all the other traditional fuel guzzling car making companies the middle finger by proving that we already possess the technology to build pure electric cars that are viable, desirable and affordable.
SolarCity – to provide a viable method for the masses to be able to afford solar panels and hence showing an even bigger middle finger to the fuel guzzling power plants.
See, everything he does is with a specific vision to prove that being eco friendly is economically viable, to break the status quo and force the mega conglomerates to follow suit with innovations and changes.
Sadly, most of his stuff are still only available in the US. I can only hope within the next few years, we’ll get to see Tesla cars and SolarCity in Malaysia. And everywhere else in the world…