The Future of Energy and Transporation


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On this quiet sunday afternoon, I sat down and watched this Oxford Martin School webcast with Elon Musk discussing the future of energy and transportation.

( Full video here.)

Elon talks about his experiences on the forefront of technology and innovation, what kind of technological transformation are around the corner, and how these can help address world’s critical challenges.  The talk was presented at Oxford Martin lectures series.

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Here is a little bit about him:

Elon Musk is the CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors and the CEO/CTO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX). At SpaceX, Elon is the chief designer, overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft for missions to Earth orbit and ultimately to other planets. SpaceX is the first commercial company to have successfully recovered a spacecraft from Earth orbit (in 2010) and to have docked with the International Space Station (in 2012). At Tesla, Elon has overseen product development and design from the beginning. Transitioning to a sustainable energy economy, in which electric vehicles play a pivotal role, has been one of his central interests for almost two decades.
In addition, Elon is the non-executive chairman and principal shareholder of SolarCity, which he helped create. SolarCity is now the leading provider of solar power systems in the United States. Prior to SpaceX, Elon co-founded PayPal, the world’s leading Internet payment system, and served as the company’s Chairman and CEO. Before PayPal, he co-founded Zip2, a provider of Internet software to the media industry.

via Oxford Martin

http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/videos/view/211

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