Because of an nameless tipster, we acquired our fingers on the 2017 model of Elon Musk’s Christmas letter. For many who weren’t fortunate sufficient to make his mailing listing, we’re publishing it beneath.
Earthlings measure years by how lengthy it takes this planet to revolve
round its solar, however I’ve at all times had a different relationship with
and never simply because I’m a Martian. (Kidding. Possibly. , don’t
fear about it.) However even I can’t deny issues are transferring ahead. And
with a lot happening in my life, this appears pretty much as good a time as any to
share my household’s newest accomplishments.
(NB: For ease of use, I’ll be utilizing Earth years.)
SpaceX (age 15) Man these corporations develop up quick. SpaceX didn’t simply successfully launch its 12th resupply
missionto the Worldwide Area Station this summer time, it upped its ambitions
with a pretty detailed plan for colonizing
Mars. (OK, as lengthy
because it comes house for Thanksgiving and Christmas!) The scheme
includes an Interplanetary Transport System the corporate calls the BFR,
or Massive Fucking Rocket (you surprise the place they get their sense of
humor!), which it is going to positively have in-built simply 5 years.
Tesla (age 14) After promising to begin deliveries of its inexpensive Mannequin three sedan this summer time, my little automaker went all the way in which to
manufacturing hell to make it occur. And boy is the car a
its enormous glass roof, progressive touchscreen interface (so lengthy,
dashboard), and all of the acceleration you understand to count on from Tesla.
I’m positive the 400,000 individuals who have pre-ordered one will agree
each time they get theirs! As if that wasn’t sufficient, my precocious
teen showed off an electric
of corporations have already put their orders in—and a new version of
the Roadster, simply
to present a hardcore smackdown to gasoline automobiles. And it did all of it even
with the SEC poking
aroundand dealing with a class action lawsuit accusing it of racist
practices! That is the child who does all of the extracurriculars.
OpenAI and Neuralink (ages 2, 1) I’ve at all times thought we should always merge our brains with computer systems, and I’m so glad two of my youngest are
dedicated to making it
As if that weren’t sufficient, OpenAI is utilizing surprisingly svelte sumo
wrestlersto make synthetic intelligence smarter and nimbler. Possibly it’ll even
discover the time to assist huge brother Tesla with that AI chip it’s making
The Boring Firm (age 1) Celebrated its first birthday this month! And based mostly on the tunnels it has been digging beneath SpaceX’s headquarters
in Los Angeles and beneath Baltimore, I’ve to surprise if somebody
cheated on me with the moleman! Now, Boring is aware of my views on public
and has reassured me these tunnels will probably be for fancy hyperloops and
personal automobiles on electrical sleds, solely. I’m glad to know that when it’s
time for the previous man to go to his child underground, I gained’t should
fear about serial killers and even different individuals.
So, my buddies and followers, comrades and rivals, buyers brief
and lengthy, my greatest tidings. Might your lives be as wealthy, electrifying,
and bold as ours.
The Lifetime of Elon