The electric plane of Elon Musk is one of the ideas that the billionaire has commented in an interview with a lot of alcohol and marijuana.
Love him or hate him, it is indisputable that Elon Musk has generated conversation about our future. We are already talking about the future of the automotive industry with its electric cars, the future of humanity with its SpaceX, or the future of robotics and IA with projects like OpenAI.
It is good to remember that Elon Musk is human, although sometimes it is easy to forget him. The billionaire is involved in many projects, and yet his mind is working on others that have not yet come to light; or they may never come out.
interview with comedian Joe Rogan has served to review some of these ideas; a somewhat more humorous interview, as shown by the alcoholic beverages and the marijuana (legal, eye) cigar that he enjoyed in the studio. Maybe it was the drugs, or Rogan’s tone, but Musk felt more comfortable than usual; and gave free rein to his imagination.
The Elon Musk electric plane for now is just an idea
Starting with an idea that shows that he had been in his head for a while: electric planes. If we talk about polluting vehicles, it is striking that there are not many advances to electrify the airplanes; that burn tons of fossil fuel on each trip. However, there are good reasons: technology simply is not there.
Musk has thought about it, of course. It’s just that electric cars and energy storage take precedence; but he has already thought about creating VTOL supersonic electric aircraft (capable of taking off and landing vertically). The key is to get enough energy to overcome gravity in the initial and final moments of the flight; During the trip itself, it is possible to consume very little energy. Although it’s not something I’m going to do tomorrow.
A more feasible idea is that of a smart Tesla house . It would be the next step, after batteries for the home and ultra-thin solar panels , to conquer our house. And, in addition to providing the energy we need, Musk believes that it can also help us to spend it; A smart home would be able to decide how and when to use electricity.
The example he put was air conditioning. The system would be able to predict when we are going to return home , and start the air conditioning only in the rooms that we will probably use. Musk considers this “something basic”, which indicates that he does not want to go much further with this idea for now.
Repent of The Boring Company’s flamethrower
Musk also had the opportunity to intone mea culpa . As for example, with the controversial flamethrower he sold to finance his then, new company, The Boring Company; Although this company is dedicated to making tunnels, they had the idea of selling flamethrowers that many called madness.
Now Elon Musk agrees with them, stating that the product is dangerous and that it was a “terrible idea” . However, at the same time he defends himself by stating that the people did not care, and that he could not do anything to stop them. Maybe not sell the flamethrowers? A new concept for Musk, apparently.
In fact, Musk seems to be regretting everything related to The Boring Company. He says the company started as “a joke” that got out of hand. Now that he has won contracts to create tunnel networks in Chicago , he confesses that the tunnel they have started in Los Angeles may not be successful.
Nor can robots be successful, as well in general. Musk is one of the great voices warning against the use of robots and Artificial Intelligence, especially in combat. As he stated, you better not kick a robot, because he will remember it. All a pearl of wisdom.