Elon Musk Q&A at SXSW - Live 3/11/2018 12:30pm CT

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TL;DW -- Nothing new or juicy here with respect to Tesla in particular, other than Elon briefly mentioning that the two things that keep him awake at night are AI and ramping Model 3 production. (So, in his mind, Model 3 production-hell is on par with an existential threat to humanity?! :eek:) But as a broad, thoughtful discussion of space exploration, AI, entrepreneurship, and the future of our species, I found it both enjoyable and insightful.

SPOILER ALERT -- Yes, there's a singalong at the end. :)
 
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I always enjoy hearing Elon speak but for the Tesla/Elon superfan (i.e. everyone on this board), he didn't really say anything he hasn't said before -- especially with regard to Tesla.
my takeaway was essentially the same... maybe picked up on a little regret that he even got involved in an electric car company
 

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Thought I’d give our friend @Bokonon a hand with fresh links out of YouTube:

1. Full version: (1 hr 9’...)


2. Abbreviated version (~ 13’) - Space X only

 
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my takeaway was essentially the same... maybe picked up on a little regret that he even got involved in an electric car company
Haven't listened yet but curious in what manner he expressed regret with regard to being involved with an electric car company? If true, this would be kind of a letdown for those who have bought into his vision...at least as it relates specifically to Tesla (automotive).
 

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Haven't listened yet but curious in what manner he expressed regret with regard to being involved with an electric car company? If true, this would be kind of a letdown for those who have bought into his vision...at least as it relates specifically to Tesla (automotive).
IMHO, this was classic Elon’s dry humor in the way he presents things. Does he ‘regret’? Dunno... For sure, he highlighted that it was (is..?) not ‘a walk in the park’... ;) And I don’t think any of us thinks that it is... :D
 

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Haven't listened yet but curious in what manner he expressed regret with regard to being involved with an electric car company? If true, this would be kind of a letdown for those who have bought into his vision...at least as it relates specifically to Tesla (automotive).
essentially multiple iterations of multiple years worth of the absolute worst time of his life. (and that all was before the falcon wing doors!)