Today a friend of mine shared a quote: “Every moment in business happens only once. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin
won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create
a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning
from them.” ― Peter Thiel, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the
Good that we have already the next big guy! On my opinion Page & Brin (which I highly respect) are not as exciting as Elon Musk… and in fact I read they even support him with some donations they believe would have a better return on “investment” than charity donations.
I recently discovered this blog “Wait But Why” (WTB), do you know it? I wanted to read the latest article about SpaceX, but it suggested to read the entire series about Musk. So I started here (putting the links in a more organized way than in the WTB pages):
Elon Musk: The World’s Raddest Man – “blog style” biography of Elon Musk (probably you have read enough about him, so you may skip, but if not, good read).
How Tesla will change your life – very good article (my favorite) explaining the story of cars, energy and how Tesla will revolutionize the world. I loved it.
The deal with the Hyperloop – very cool article about super fast public transportation
How (and Why) SpaceX Will Colonize Mars – humans as multi-planetary species and human backup on Mars lot to read (divided in several parts), available also as audio book(s). I listened the audio books and it was well narrated: understandable and entertaining voice.
The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence – AI and super artificial intelligence, what it is and thoughts on how it could be reached
The AI Revolution: Our Immortality or Extinction – thoughts about super artificial intelligence outcomes: it takes over the world or we get all the good stuff from a friendly AI
All good stuff I can recommend… so have a good read or good listening.
By the way, for such very long articles you may find it useful to have an app to read them later on a tablet or smartphone (that’s what I do, I read most of the articles I find in the public transports or comfy at home on the sofa, not in front of the PC), if you still don’t know the Pocket app, I recommend it. See also my article about Pocket.
Last but not least, if you ended in this page and you like this kind of stuff, you may be on a similar wave length as mine and may be interested in drones. Check my page about drones.