Who's Elon Musk trying to emulate?

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  1. circles

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    Who? Obi Wan Kenobi.
     
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    Actually, not as much as intuition would indicate.
    I was blown away by the numbers, and I don't recall exactly what they were, it was in the millions of miles...
    But the difference in miles of roadways in the US from 1900 to 2005 only increased by something like 10%. The big increase was in PAVED roadways, but the actual land dedicated to transportation did not increase greatly.
    Most of the interstate system was built on top of or adjacent to existing US and state highways, and many of those were abandoned.
     
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    Maybe he's going for Kylo Ren.
     
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    How was the koolaid...
     
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    If I type my posts
    like this, like you do
    do I get to pretend
    like you do
    that I'm saying something
    while not actually saying anything?

    Did you have an actual assertion to make in regard to the number one priority of a properly focused government? Or were you just playing with the keyboard?
     
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    Maybe he's going for Citizen Kane.
     
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    That's F'd up. Why are they lit up, just reflection from sunlight or moonlight over the horizon?

    Why the hell do they need to be so close? Apparently wants to do thousands of these.

     
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    They are not illuminated, you are seeing the reflection of the sun on their panels.
    That video does not show a typical orbital arrangement. They are released from the 2nd stage of the Falcon in close proximity, but then they use their maneuvering thrusters to separate into their intended position. The booster determines their altitude and orbital inclination. The satellites themselves move into the correct specific position. That "train" was recently released from the booster.

    If it's real.

    Viral Video Lab produces viral videos... some or all may be faked.
     
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    He has his vision for the future and does a pretty good job at imposing it, which we don't necessarily have to think is the correct one.
     
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    He wants to clear space on the Earth for his future backyard.

    Guess who is occupying "his" space?

    Yes, your and my buttocks. And you all applaud him!

    Great. Go, Elon! I submit. What choice do I have.
     
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    Oh, by the way, I've found who he's trying to emulate. It's kind of a mythical figure which I can't mention here.
     
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    Hmmmm? Now I wonder who that might be? :sneaky:
     
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    Tony Stark. Just not nearly as charming.
     
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    Err....., I don’t. Personally I think he’s a bit of a psycho-whatsit.
     
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    Psycho is another word for "A great visionary, entrepreneur, a person of attitude, a go-getter! You don't understand, losers!"
     
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    The films official tag line was ‘Money Never Sleeps’ but that other line may have been referenced somewhere.
     
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    Yes Musk has visions, and I wonder what drives some of them, for example an armored electric truck with bullet resistant windows for the public, what was the impetus there hmmm?

    And his "brain chip", I'm reminded of Dick Tracy's watch which was promised to us for so long only to find out a smart watch isn't really that cool once we invented it.
     
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    Wait until they bulldoze the dark ground over the light ground on the Moon so it spells "Facebook".
     
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    All I know is I made 300% profit with Tesla stock, since the beginning of summer
     
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    The order makes sense.
    DOG not GOD

    Money Maker but some things keeping him earthed.

    Life is good,
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