Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sci-tech | By Bennie Mills

SXSW: Elon Musk Didn't Get Much Sleep This Weekend Either

SXSW: Elon Musk Didn't Get Much Sleep This Weekend Either

When asked on a timeline on when this will all be possible, he said his time frames are usually perceived as "optimistic", but SpaceX is now building the first interplanetary ship and he expects "short up-and-down flights" as early as next year.

"If there's a third world war we want to make sure there's enough of a seed of human civilisation somewhere else to bring it back and shorten the length of the dark ages".

Mr Musk said he made $180m (£130m) when PayPal was acquired by eBay in 2002, and he initially put $90m into SpaceX and Tesla, but the costs kept mounting.

While his projects such as Tesla's Model 3 "affordable" new auto have been dogged by delays, he's become the driving force behind a new space race.

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The ultimate goal of the mission, of course, is a Mars colony.

The rocket's primary payload, a 3,200-pound radar-imaging satellite called PAZ, for the Spanish government, and SpaceX's newly dubbed Tintin A & Tintin B satellites (formally known as Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b) were successfully deployed about 11 minutes after the Falcon lifted off.

As to what inspired him to begin looking into Mars exploration, Musk said it was the simple fact that no one else seemed to be doing it. "I think once we build it we'll have a point of proof something that other companies and countries can go and do".

Attendees of the the Westworld panel at SXSW got a surprise visit from Elon Musk.

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The company added that it believes that "self-driving technology has the potential to make this sector safer and even stronger". Waymo is starting out small with this pilot test, using these semi trucks to carry cargo destined for Google's data centers.

While the tech icon has frequently been forced to deny plans to name himself ruler of the red planet, he already has ideas for "entrepreneurial opportunit (ies)" including "iron foundries and pizza joints".

"Holy flying f-, that thing took off", Musk said.

"Mark my words: AI is far more risky than nukes, by far, so why do we have no regulatory oversight, this is insane". "It kind of reads like (Ernest) Shackleton's ad for Antarctic explorers: hard, dangerous, good chance you'll die".

"Some AI experts think they know more than they do and they think they're smarter than they are. this tends to plague smart people, they define themselves by their intelligence and they don't like the idea that a machine can be way smarter than them so they just discount the idea, which is fundamentally flawed".

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Artist's rendering of U.S. astronaut planting a flag on Mars.

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