The second part of the three part Elon Musk series, How Tesla Will Change Your Life, came out. Required reading, but it is long.
Unlike the first part, this is a classic Wait But Why type post. A hugely deep dive into an important topic. The topic was Tesla, the table of contents is:
- The Story of Energy
- The Story of Cars
- The Story of Tesla
Because that’s really the order you need to follow to understand this huge topic.
As I read it I was looking for the tl;dr; summary. There isn’t one, but here were my key quotes:
I didn’t feel strongly about this topic before I spent a lot of recent time learning about it—and now that I have, I kind of think the only way someone could feel positive about a gas car future is if they’re misinformed, personally financially interested in gas cars, hopelessly old-fashioned, drunk with politics, or kind of just being a dick
The reason Tesla is worth studying is that it’s an up-close example of how change happens—even sometimes in an industry that hasn’t moved in a century.
Just read the whole thing. And I can’t wait for part three…
Meanwhile, this is what Musk spends two days of his week on. With the rest of his time, he’s trying to make humanity a multi-planetary species—a goal that makes his Tesla mission seem like starting a grapefruit stand.