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”When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world. Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster. I think life on Earth must be about more than just solving problems.”
― Elon Musk

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Elon Musk

Elon Musk is the new owner and CEO of Twitter, the CEO at SpaceX, and CEO and co-founder of Tesla, founder of The Boring Company and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI. A centibillionaire, Musk is one of the richest people in the world.

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My strong sense is that having a public Platform maximally trusted and broadly Inclusive is extremely important to the Future of civilization founder CEO Business Giant and Tech Mobile Elon Musk Is considered one of the most Influential people on the planet why why Are Rockets you know especially hard Everything has to work the first time You can’t do a recall you can’t patch it It’s got It’s like nine minutes to orbit Or it’s over do you want to see the car This is one of the great questions in Physics and philosophy is where are the Aliens maybe they’re Among Us I don’t Know some people think I’m an alien Thank you for anyone who’s bought out Flamethrower You will not be sorry or maybe you will Hardcore Smackdown to gasoline cars they Think that technology just automatically Improves it only improves if a lot of People work very hard to make it better Oh My God That’s unreal Elon Musk his story is weed with epic Failures And massive triumphs As well as plenty of hard work and Dedication I think certainly being Focused on something that you’re Confident will have high value to Someone else

Natural human tendency is wishful Thinking Um so a challenge for entrepreneurs is To say well what’s the difference Between really believing new ideas and Sticking sticking to them Versus pursuing some unrealistic dream That doesn’t actually have Merit and It’s it’s that is a that is a really Difficult thing to to tell you can you Tell the difference between those two Things right so you need to be sort of Very rigorous in your self self analysis I think certainly extremely tenacious uh And Um and then just work like hell I mean You just have to put in You know 80 hour 80 to 100 hour weeks Every week so all those things improve The odds of success if other people are Putting in 40 hour work weeks and you’re Putting in 100 hour work weeks then even If Uh you’re doing the same thing you you Will achieve In four months what it takes them a year To achieve Elon musk’s long-term Thinking keeps him on the Leading Edge Of Technology he knows that the Challenges he sets for himself and his Companies are daunting and will take Decades to achieve regardless of the Doubters and against the odds he Confidently pushes forward whether it’s

Electric cars space exploration Mars Colonization or the advancements in AI It’s clear that his focus on the future Of humanity is what continues to drive Him each and every day I really want to Make sure that there is a good future For Humanity Um And that we’re on a path to Understanding the nature of the universe The meaning of life why are we here how Do we get here And in order to understand the nature of The universe and all these fundamental Questions We must expand the scope and scale of Consciousness Certainly it must not diminish or go out We we certainly we won’t understand this So I would say I’m motivated by Curiosity more than anything Um and uh just a desire to think about The future and Not be sad you know and um And and are you are you not sad I’m sometimes sad I I mostly I’m I’m I Mean I’m feeling I guess Relatively optimistic about the Future These days Um there are certainly Um some big risks that Humanity faces uh I think the population collapse is a Really big deal that I wish more people Would

We think about Because the birth rate is far below us What’s needed to sustain civilization as Car at its current level And You know there’s obviously a We need to take action on Climate sustainability which is is being Done and we need to secure the future of Consciousness by being a multi-pennent Species We need to address the essentially it’s Important to take whatever actions we Can think of to address the existential Risks that affect the the future of Consciousness there’s a there’s a whole Generation coming through who seem Really sad about the future what would You say To them well I think if you want the Future to be good you must make it so Take action To make it good and it will be When it comes to creating a business Elon makes a point in saying to create Something that will help solve a problem Following his own advice Elon has helped Found and create businesses that have Had a major and positive impact on Humanity he is continually looking to Help solve problems that we Face daily It goes back to when I was in university I thought about what what are the Problems that are most likely to affect

The future of the world or future of Humanity I think it’s extremely Important that we have sustainable Transport and sustainable energy Production that sort of overall Sustainable energy problem is the Biggest problem that we have to solve The century independent of environmental Concerns impact even if producing CO2 is Good for the environment given that it’s We’re going to run out of hydrocarbons We need to find some sustainable means Of operating given his impressive track Record for success and pushing the Limits it’s unsurprising that Elon Continues to inspire people across Generations in his mind it’s important To be useful both to other people but Also the world However he acknowledges that it can be Extremely difficult to be useful Here is his advice for those looking to Create a positive impact in the world And the thinking framework he uses to Tackle Humanity’s biggest challenges Millions of people look up to you what Advice would you give to them about If they want to try to do something big In this world they want to really have a Big positive impact what advice would You give them about their career maybe About life in general Try to be useful you do things that are Useful to your fellow human beings to

The world it’s very hard to be useful Very hard You know are you contributing more than You Consume try to have a positive net Contribution to society I think that’s The thing to aim for you know not not to Try to be sort of a leader for just for The sake of being a leader or whatever A Lot of times the people you want as Leaders are are the people who don’t Want to be leaders If you live a useful life That is a good life A life with Having lived I would encourage people to Use the mental tools of physics and Apply them broadly in life they’re the Best tools I mean like a lot of things I Learned in college actually were pretty Helpful I mean I think the physics Approach to thinking is very good like The first principles approach playing The first principles approach to Thinking Um is I think a good way to figure out a Counter-intuitive situations I do think there’s a good a good Framework for thinking is physics you Know the sort of first principles Reasoning or generally that I think They’re Um what I mean by that is boil things Down to the their fundamental truths and

Reason up from there as opposed to Reasoning by analogy through most of our Life we we get through life by reasoning By analogy which essentially means kind Of coughing what other people do with Slight variations and you have to do That otherwise it’s it’s mentally you Wouldn’t be able to get through the day Um but when you when you want to do Something new you you have to you have To apply the the physics approach good Physics is really sort of figured out How to discover new things that are Counterintuitive like quantum mechanics It’s really counter-intuitive so I think I think that’s an important thing to do And then also Um to really pay attention to negative Feedback and solicit it particularly From friends Um this may sound like sort of simple Advice but it’s hardly anyone does that And it’s incredibly helpful [Music]

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