Elon Musk’s AMA

2015/02/23

My favourite responses from “I am Elon Musk, CEO/CTO of a rocket company, AMA!”:

Previously, you’ve stated that you estimate a 50% probability of success with the attempted landing on the automated spaceport drone ship tomorrow. Can you discuss the factors that were considered to make that estimation?

I pretty much made that up. I have no idea :)

Hi Elon. A friend of mine is all paranoid about the computer singularity, and used your name as a source of his paranoia. Don’t you think it could all be a bunch of hype? Awesome car/rocket/etc stuff you do! Huge fan!

The timeframe is not immediate, but we should be concerned. There needs to be a lot more work on AI safety. And, with all due respect to the Roomba dude, that is not a concern [youtube video]

I would suggest anyone to read through the whole thing. It’s awesome.