by Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge
When it comes to outlandish transportation ideas, go big or go home
Imagine a future where you tap an app on your smartphone to summon a self-driving car. Heard this one already? Okay, what about when your robot car drives into an airless tube hundreds of miles long and careens across country at close to the speed of sound? Now are you impressed? Continue reading Hyperloop One wants to help your self-driving car go the speed of sound
by Arjun Kharpal, CNBC TECH Transformers
Billionaire Elon Musk and SpaceX may have just found a new partner in their his planned mission to Mars.
Naveen Jain, the founder of a space exploration company called Moon Express, told CNBC on Thursday that his start-up is willing to work with Musk. Continue reading Elon Musk may have a new partner in his mission to colonize Mars
by Zayan Guedim, EdgyLabs
Between his plans for Mars, electric cars, reusable rockets, and a future Hyperloop train, Elon Musk is constantly making the news. The latest of his ambitious projects is to connect the whole world to the Internet via a constellation of 4000 satellites. Continue reading SpaceX Satellite Internet to Reach the Whole World
by Frederic Lardinois, TechCrunch
OpenAI, the artificial intelligence research non-profit backed by Tesla’s Elon Musk, Y Combinator’s Sam Altman, a Donald Trump fan called Peter Thiel, and numerous other tech luminaries, is partnering with Microsoft to tackle the next set of challenges in the still-nascent field. Continue reading Microsoft teams up with Elon Musk’s OpenAI project
by Adario Strange, Mashable
Tech innovators in the self-driving car and AI industries talk a lot about how many human jobs will be innovated out of existence, but they rarely explain what will happen to all those newly jobless humans. As usual, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk responds to an obvious question with an answer that may surprise some.
In an interview with CNBC on Friday, Musk said that he believes the solution to taking care of human workers who are displaced by robots and software is creating a (presumably government-backed) universal basic income for all. Continue reading Elon Musk thinks universal income is answer to automation taking human jobs