Elon Musk Talks At TED 2022

An inspiration to all who are trying to defy the odds and make their dreams come true.

An unedited conversation recorded on April 14, 2022, between the head of TED Chris Anderson and Elon Musk, hit me in the heart with every single word that was spoken. *

Elon Musk — the head of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and The Boring Company — digs into the recent news around his bid to purchase Twitter and gets honest about the biggest regret of his career, how his brain works, the future he envisions for the world and a lot more.

For me, Elon Musk has been one of the most visionary and inspiring humankind in this century, and I believe there are many others who have much appreciation as I have while being motivated and encouraged by the real work he has done, and yet to be accomplished throughout the decades.

Please allow me to be an emotional human being; I felt a tenseness in my upper chest and lower throat the entire time watching this conversation. A feeling of wanting to release, maybe cry, but a happy and hopeful one. I felt a sense of admiration, empathy, and appreciation for someone, and at some point couldn’t even believe is real. Someone with so much influence and power, trying to turn the world towards a better future. Someone that is choosing to, even in the face of opposition brought on by a large part of the world and a large part of the humanity he is trying to help.

A few days ago, the public got shocked by the news that Elon Musk’s decision to purchase Twitter. For a Why from Chris, regardless its economic or whatever the so-called benefits are, there were just simple answers by Elon. In the hopes of the inclusive arena for free speech, open source the algorithm, a public platform that is maximally trusted and broadly inclusive. All for the better future of civilizations.

Elon is described as, indeed, a person who sees possibilities more broadly than almost anyone sees scientific possibilities based on a deep understanding of physics and knowing what the fundamental equations are, and what the technologies are.

I am fascinated by his thoughts and drive to seek the truth in life. As he said: “I just absolutely obsessed with truth, and physics is what are the provable truths of the universe and truths that have predictive power.

Living in this world, on the planet earth, people sometimes may ask themselves the ultimate question: What is the meaning of life?

What is the meaning of everything we do? What is the point of living as formed atoms bouncing around, merely existing as stardust in the universe? What is it all about?

And I can go on and on with endless questions, taking advantage of a philosophical standpoint. However, maybe the answers are not as important or as precise as we thought or should be. Starting a new day with the breathtaking view of the sunrise, despite all the need-to-be-solved problems coming through our minds, the hopes for the future, the excitement, the passion still need to be the reason to start off.

Expanding the scope and the scale of our consciousness that may help us understand the nature of the universe, and ask good questions about our world, is the crucial phase for fighting for the things that make us excited about the future. And luckily, there are people like Elon Musk, who shed the light on science development, society’s well-being, the young generation’s visions, and humanity’s future.