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Elon Musk – Technology does not improve automatically

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Elon MuskPeople are mistaken when they think that technology just automatically improves. It does not automatically improve. It only improves if a lot of people work very hard to make it better, and actually it will, I think, by itself degrade

Elon Musk   (1971 -)

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Elon Musk – Humanity as a space-faring civilization

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Elon MuskThere’s a fundamental difference, if you look into the future, between a humanity that is a space-faring civilization, that’s out there exploring the stars, compared with one where we are forever confined to Earth until some eventual extinction event.

Elon Musk   (1971 -)

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Elon Musk – A.I. strawberry picker

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Elon MuskLet’s say you create a self-improving A.I. to pick strawberries, and it gets better and better at picking strawberries and picks more and more, and it is self-improving, so all it really wants to do is pick strawberries. So then it would have all the world be strawberry fields. Strawberry fields forever.

Elon Musk   (1971 -)

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Elon Musk – Process becomes a substitute for thinking

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Elon MuskThe problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative.

Elon Musk   (1971 -)

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Elon Musk – Bias against taking risks

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Elon MuskThere’s a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is trying to optimize their ass-covering.

Elon Musk   (1971 -)

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