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text 2015-11-29 20:20
Elon Musk, Science Fiction lover

 

So I don't know much about this guy as a person (I tend to assume that all super-rich CEO types are at least 40% evil but I've been proven wrong before), but his love for science fiction books (which is mentioned throughout the article I've quoted below) gives him at least a little credit in my eyes.

 

(talking about his "existential crisis" as a young teen)
"I read a lot of books, and it didn't sound like anything really had the answer to what's the meaning of life," Musk says. "And then it's like, 'Is it all meaningless?' I was reading Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, and it was terrible. No one should read them. It's too depressing. They were not happy people." 

The answer eventually came (as it does for many disaffected teenage boys, even those not reading Nietzsche) through the cult 1979 novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, a writer known, perhaps not coincidentally, for his interest in both environmental conservation and fast cars. 
"I thought Adams was actually quite good because he was making the point that the question is the real difficulty," says Musk. "The universe is essentially the answer, so what's the question? As we strive for enlightenment, we better understand what questions to ask about the nature of the universe. It seems like there's a fundamental good in that. So that seemed like a good way to apply my efforts-- to strive for greater enlightenment." 

[Vogue October 2015, Meghan Daum]

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text 2015-09-29 08:10
Reading progress update: I've read 23 out of 363 pages.
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future - Ashlee Vance

I paid 50 cents to put this on hold at the library. I hope it is worth it.

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url 2015-07-11 14:40
NextGen Global founder, Fru Nde, is releasing an unprecedented 4 books this month.
A Game Plan for Success in Data Analytics (The Data Ninja Guide Book 1) - Fru Nde
The Ultimate Guide To Programming Apache Hive: A Reference Guide Document - Straight from the trenches, with real world lessons, tips and tricks included to help you start analyzing BigData - Fru Nde
(Re)Brand and Market Your way to Success: Re-invent your brand and dictate a successful future for yourself using these proven simple techniques - N.D. Esther
Your Inner "Elon": Why you can be the very next trend setter in your industry and more. - N.D. Esther
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text 2015-01-16 19:44
Facebook Trending News for Jan. 16, 2015

Elon Must says he is building a test track for high-speed transportation system

Described in the article as a "train-in-a-tube." But only people under 30 can ride it.


Oilfield services company announces cut of nearly 9,000 jobs amid plummeting prices

Way to turn a positive into a negative, Schlumberger.


Former "Chuck" actor to star in NBC's superhero drama series relaunch, "Heroes Reborn"

First Twin Peaks, then Avatar, now Heroes. Make something new, people!


Musician, producer and former Runaways manager dies at 75

This would be Kim Fowley, who also produced The Murmaids song "Popsicles and Icicles." Anybody? Anybody? But The Runaways -- everybody remembers them, right? If "Cherry Bomb" isn't the greatest girls' lib song ever, I don't know what is. (Of course, it's also terrifying.) Your work lives on.

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review 2013-10-06 00:00
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil - Amos Elon,Hannah Arendt Introduction
Note to the Reader


--Eichmann in Jerusalem : A Report on the Banality of Evil

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