From New York to Shanghai in 39 minutes. Cargo ships to Mars and the colonisation of the planet in 2024. A business vision that is also political.
Elon Musk is the closest thing to a Renaissance genius currently in circulation. His company, Tesla, has created a market where none previously existed: luxury electric motor cars (electric cars that people actually want to buy). And now, Tesla has once again provided a fundamental boost to the use of renewable energy by developing mega-sized batteries to store electricity. With SpaceX, Musk decided to launch himself into space exploration, and has apparently managed the impossible feat of developing reusable rockets. Instead of dropping into the ocean, these rockets land on their feet.