There isn’t a thread on this guy, so let this be the place to talk about “him” (Let’s act as if he doesn’t have roughly 7 personalities).
Tesla Car Elon - The guy made a pretty damn good car. It’s relatively affordable, it’s packaged well, it works. Some issues around the edge but he brought EV and OTA software to mass market cars forcing a trillion dollar industry to change.
Autopilot Elon - He is the only one, in an industry full of high IQ experts, that thinks you can do full autopilot with cameras and no LIDAR. This is either some next level shit, possibly the greatest “this can actually work and no one else thought it could” since the Wright Brothers, or it’s all smoke and mirrors. This self driving shit is fucking sink or swim, and he is going against pillars of academic and research excellence saying you can do it all with cameras and a fast chip. It seems like not only is Tesla building EV cars, they have also procured a state of the art chip to run the autopilot software in their cars. Apple spends a couple bil a year developing their A chips, so has Elon been able to make something just as cutting edge with 1% of the budget?
SpaceX Elon - My favorite Elon. Capitalism is breaking as oligopolies form in defense, parts of tech, and healthcare. NASA was stalled with Boeing and Lockheed not innovating and making insane, safe profits on old shit. SpaceX changed the damn game. He has a great COO and team there (which I think is the biggest difference between SpaceX and Tesla) and they are pushing the boundaries with great results.
The Boring Co Elon - Adjacent to The Buck Club, I’m not sure this is a real thing. These tunnels are fucking hilarious. They move like 100 people an hour on a skating Tesla. I love the idea of trying to disrupt the infrastructure cost in the US (which is insanely high thanks to our broken Capitalism) but this ain’t it. It’s the right club just the wrong shot shape. You can’t build a tunnel and then use personal cars as the “moving vehicle” inside them.
Horny Elon - Guy loves the crazy ones. Completely on brand and will likely cost him 9-10 figures down the road. Re2pect on the attempt with Amber Heard. I don’t get the Grimes thing.
Hyperloop Elon - Nothing difficult about vacuum sealing miles of tubes. Just lay down some high speed rail please like the Japanese.
Twitter Elon - Completely off his rocker lately.
At the end of the day. This guy is super competitive and I love it, but some of this stuff just seems a little too out there. However, he landed 3 fucking rockets back on earth (one on a floating barge at sea) and has the best EV tech out of like 500 years of combined automotive competition experience, which he did in ~10-15 years (I know he isn’t a Tesla founder but he has ran the day to day for a while).
work in progress