Sunday, August 06, 2017

Elon Musk Interview The Real 'Most Fascinating Man In The World'

Elon Musk Interview

The Real 'Most Fascinating Man In The World'

National Governors Association 

I began this weekend with the story on Jim Garrison's prosecution of the JFK Assassination, which, if you checked it out in detail, is a very heavy trip. In many ways JFK's assassination and the effect in had on the world is deeply profound, and puts most Greek tragedies to shame. As a historian, I believe it is important to learn and gain insight from the past. When JFK was assassinated, I was not even born yet, which makes it seem more like a movie to me. This is why, on a positive note, I decided to share this recent Elon Musk interview with you. I believe Elon Musk is the smartest man alive today, and perhaps the smartest man that has ever lived. If you agree with me, enjoy the amazing interview below. If you don't agree with me, enjoy the fascinating interview below, which offers amazing insight into the future of the world we share.

In the Governor of Nevada's introduction to his interview with Elon Musk he quotes Nicola Tesla who wrote in the introduction of his autobiography:

"The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention. It is the most important product of his creative brain. Its ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of the forces of nature to human needs. This is the difficult task of the inventor who is often misunderstood and unrewarded. But he finds ample compensation in the pleasing exercises of his powers and in the knowledge of being one of that exceptionally privileged class without whom the race would have long ago perished in the bitter struggle against pitiless elements.” —Nicola Tesla [My Inventions]

Every generation has always thought the next generation coming after it, is going straight to hell—in a hand-basket, yet things seem to get worked out. I want to share this amazing quote with you from Stephen Marche, which I believe is perfectly on-point and beautifully points out the fundamental difference between the way different generations think:

"Progress doesn't saunter into the world; it staggers. Grown-ups don't often change their minds about the important political and social questions of their time. Change arrives because their children are born into a whole new set of assumptions different from those of their parents." –Stephen Marche