Extraterrestrials, rocket travel… Elon Musk gives his vision of the future

On the occasion of the G20, billionaire Elon Musk addressed business leaders gathered in Bali, presenting his vision for the future.





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Elon Musk explained that he had a power outage three minutes before this call with the business leaders gathered within the framework of the G20.
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Lhe scene was lunar. Elon Musk appeared on the screens of business leaders gathered in Bali on the sidelines of the G20 summit sitting in the dark and surrounded by candles on Monday (November 14). In the image, only his face and hands were visible. It was difficult to perceive the traditional Indonesian batik shirt of the billionaire owner of Twitter. “We had a power outage three minutes before this call. That’s why I’m completely in the dark,” he told Indonesian tycoon Anindya Bakrie, who was moderating the discussion.

Asked why he hadn’t traveled to the tropical Indonesian island, the new Twitter boss joked that his “workload has increased a lot recently” following his takeover of the social media giant. He didn’t say much more about his controversial acquisition, which included the layoff of thousands of employees and the introduction of a subscription version. But he said he was in favor of the development of video on Twitter and the monetization of content for creators.

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Tunnels to fight traffic jams and rocket trips

Twitter aside, the conversation instead turned to tunnels being dug deep to combat traffic jams, rocketing across the world in less than an hour, and the discovery of extraterrestrial life in space. “Maybe we will find extraterrestrial civilizations or discover civilizations that existed millions of years ago,” he said.

The head of electric car maker Tesla went on to rave about the advantages of tunnels over flying cars in tackling traffic jams. “Electric vehicles and tunnels are absolutely an answer to the worst possible congestion in any city, because you can add as many deep layers as you want until the congestion is cleared up,” he said. -he declares.

Aside from his “optimistic” view of Indonesia’s future as a developing country, the conversation mostly focused on his original and bold outlook for the future of the Earth. Jakarta has invited Elon Musk to use Indonesia as a launch site for his SpaceX rocket, highlighting the advantages of a location close to the equator. Elon Musk, who is the world’s richest man, said he wants to see rocket launch bases developed around the world that would allow people to travel ‘to the other side of the world’ 20 times the speed of sound. “I think it would really open up the world if you could travel anywhere in under an hour,” he said.

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But, despite all his bold dreams about the future, the entrepreneur couldn’t help but joke that he himself is at the mercy of the planet’s energy whims. “I’m just watching this video and it’s so weird. I’m sitting here in the dark, surrounded by candles,” he joked.


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