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Nov 12, 2023

Elon Musk boasts of SpaceX’s world record after Transporter-9 launch

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SpaceX has achieved a world record by delivering over 1,000 metric tons of mass to orbit this year, as its founder Elon Musk claimed.


The mission was launched by a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California at 10:49 am local time (1:49 pm EST; 1,849 GMT). The rocket’s first stage returned to the launch site and landed vertically about 7.5 minutes later. This was the 12th flight and recovery for this booster, per SpaceX’s mission details.

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Nov 12, 2023

Jim Chanos Calls Tesla Just A ‘Hopes-And-Dreams’ Company

Posted by in categories: business, economics, Elon Musk, robotics/AI, sustainability, transportation

Kynikos Associates founder and legendary short seller Jim Chanos has highlighted the disparity between the public perception and actual performance of Tesla Inc. TSLA.

What Happened: In an interview with the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Chanos pointed out a common misbelief held by many Tesla admirers. He said the electric vehicle giant is seen as a multi-faceted entity — an AI firm, an alternative energy business, and a robotics organization.

This image, Chanos argues, is a result of Elon Musk’s compelling portrayal of Tesla as a future-focused company.

Nov 11, 2023

Elon Musk’s Neuralink has thousands of people lined up for a brain chip implant. Here’s what we know about the surgery that replaces a portion of your skull

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, Elon Musk, robotics/AI

Neuralink reportedly aims to implant its device into 11 humans next year. Elon Musk said it will be inserted by robot.

Nov 11, 2023

Tesla insider leaks Cybertruck specs ahead of launch

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Earlier, CEO Elon Musk had expressed some caution regarding the production of the highly anticipated Cybertruck.


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Nov 11, 2023

Future Elon Musks test vertical landing rockets at college

Posted by in categories: computing, drones, Elon Musk

I started messing with computers when I was seven or eight.

Illinois State University.

Students from various disciplines gathered around a target, eyes fixed on model rockets lifted into the air by a buzzing drone. Their mission— landing the rocket safely from a 22-yard, three-second free fall.

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Nov 11, 2023

A24’s Making an Elon Musk Biopic Directed by Darren Aronofsky

Posted by in categories: business, Elon Musk, space travel, sustainability

Elon Musk is getting the Hollywood treatment. Variety reports that indie movie studio A24 has won the rights to adapt Walter Isaacson’s recent biography about the business magnate, with “Black Swan” and “Requiem for a Dream” director Darren Aronofsky slated to direct. There’s no official word on who’s playing Musk yet, though there’s plenty of wild suggestions online.

According to the report, studios were embroiled in “heated competition” for Isaacson’s latest book, which was released this September. The author’s last biography on a tech titan, Steve Jobs, was also adapted into a movie of the same name in 2015. Of course, the main attraction here is Musk, whose penchant for controversy is matched only by his enormous popularity.

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Nov 11, 2023

Elon Musk says his mind is a ‘storm’ and people ‘may think they’d want to be me but they don’t know’

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On Lex Fridman’s podcast, Elon Musk said he’s “overall okay” but “I don’t think most people would want to be me.”

Nov 10, 2023

Twitter CEO Says She Wishes Elon Musk’s AI Would Talk About Sex With Her Kids

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, humor, robotics/AI, sex

Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino regrets that she was not able to use her boss Elon Musk’s wildly vulgar AI chatbot to teach her kids about sex. You know, regular stuff for an exec to say publicly!

To back up for a second: Grok, as the AI is called, was released this weekend to a small group of test users. Whereas other chatbots like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard have been criticized by many on the right for being too liberal, Grok is specifically designed to be anti-“woke,” like a seasoned Twitter troll; it has the humor of a 13-year-old boy, and yet somehow a 53-year-old man. Unsurprisingly, the limited users with access quickly took to X-formerly-Twitter to share the AI’s sometimes tame-ish, sometimes deranged outputs with their followers.

One of those posts, shared to X on Tuesday by Babylon Bee staffer Ashley St. Clair and reshared by Musk, featured Grok’s response to the question of how babies are made.

Nov 9, 2023

Tesla chief Elon Musk targets Google, Microsoft and Sam Altman with latest AI move

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Elon Musk called out Sam Altman on the heels of his latest challenger.

Nov 9, 2023

Thousands lined up to try out Elon Musk’s brain chip

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, Elon Musk, neuroscience

Elon Musk’s Neuralink is looking for a volunteer for its first clinical trial of a brain implant chip. The trial, which begins next year, has attracted thousands of prospective patients. The ideal candidate must be an adult under 40 with all four limbs paralyzed. The procedure involves inserting electrodes and wires into the brain, with a small computer replacing part of the skull. The computer will collect and analyze brain activity, sending the data wirelessly to a nearby device. Neuralink aims to translate thoughts into computer commands. However, the company has faced criticism for animal testing practices.

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