Elon Musk

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Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

by Ashlee Vance

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 24/01/2017

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In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new "makers."

Elon Musk spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, who sold one of his Internet companies, PayPal, for $1.5 billion. Ashlee Vance captures the full spectacle and arc of the genius's life and work, from his tumultuous upbringing in South Africa and flight to the United States to his dramatic technical innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits.

Vance uses Musk's story to explore one of the pressing questions of our age: can the nation of inventors and creators who led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk--one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history--is a contemporary, visionary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy.

Thorough and insightful, Elon Musk brings to life a technology industry that is rapidly and dramatically changing by examining the life of one of its most powerful and influential titans.

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Ashlee Vance

Ashlee Vance is one of the most prominent writers on technology today.

After spending several years reporting on Silicon Valley and technology for the New York Times, Vance went to Bloomberg Businessweek, where he has written dozens of cover and feature stories for the magazine on topics ranging from cyber espionage to DNA sequencing and space exploration.

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  • another liar off the block elon musk NWO

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    :: Spoiler Alert ::

    ADs vehciles: utter nonsense. Jet planes have far more advanced ads( auto pilot, avioncis) and ADs vehcules are trying to 'piggy back' (pigs only here) on that. PLanes sensors tracks all 'variables' from weather patterns, flgh path, air pressure, air traffic an dacccordingly adjusts
    plane's trajectory till the time of landing. But ADs vehciles to achieve that will requre out the world intellgince ie.e brain power as on the ropad u can 'usian bolts' kind of pedestrians suddenly appearing in front of you (cows inclued, flying objectS by stone pelters) falling tress
    and beyond. Ideally Robot drivers is feasible. robot surgerons is comon, robot workers, robot maids is very common. Tesla inc is another fake rogue like clinton, buish. paypal his role is 'leadership' same like bill gates. he has no science and tech brains. a party animal. I hv been working for scumbags of wallstree,t fmcg, big pharam 2nd gen. 50 year wathcing s cums