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 Many times people are celebrated and talked about when they pass away. Their good deeds and great impacts are felt and broadcasted when they are not even around to experience them. There are great men and women who have made significant contributions to the world, and made great impact to humanity, making life much easier for us on earth with their breakthrough scientific inventions and innovations.

Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Galileo Galilei, Marconi, Henry Ford, the Wright brothers, Nikola Tesla, Guttenberg, et el, are great men in their own league, who are highly celebrated because they made breakthrough discoveries or inventions in their time.

The use of the common quotes “The world is now a global village” and “The world is technology, and technology is the world” have become clichés due to the contribution of certain individuals whose inventions have either gone unnoticed or never made it into our list of “favourite inventors” because we don’t even know what they did and also continue to do. These are personalities who could be great role models and inspiration to many since these individuals are still living, however, less recognition is given to them.

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, the late Stephen Hawkins are few of these minds who have been celebrated mostly by people in related fields. Generations would be motivated by the great works of these men and young ones would have role models to emulate.

In this article, the focus is on one exceptional man who is known mostly by a select group of people in related field as well and that man is Elon Musk. I have often wondered if his name is a pseudonym or real.

Elon Reeve Musk was born on the June 28th1971 in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa to Errol Musk and Maye Musk. He is a citizen of United States, Canada and South Africa. He grew up as an enthusiastic reader and a lover of video games. He self-taught computer programming at a very young age. With the knowledge he gained from his programing studies, and his creative thinking capability, he invented his own video game called Blastar. He sold his game code to PC and Office Technology magazine for approximately $500.

Blastar Game developed by Elon Musk when he was 12 years.

From one of his childhood readings of Isaac Asimov’s series, Foundation, he got inspired by a paragraph which reads “you should try to take a set of actions that are likely to prolong civilization, minimize the probability of dark age and reduce the length of dark age if there is one”. He got spurred up and has never stop trying to do just that.

The achievements of Elon Musk is prodigious and remarkable. His many proposed projects and innovations are mind-blowing to that extend his enthusiasts refer to him as “The real life Tony Stark”, others even dare to call him the “21st century Thomas Edison”.

Elon Musk is obsessed with space. At age 30, he founded SpaceX. At age 41, he oversaw the first cargo mission to the International Space Station by a private company.

SpaceX Project

Elon Musk is the Founder, CEO and chief designer of Space Exploration (SpaceX) an aerospace manufacturer and space transport service company- he really is into space.

It is impossible these days to talk about Tesla without thinking about Elon Musk. He is a Co-founder, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla, Inc. Tesla is known for producing high quality, cutting-edge vehicles with high-end and creative features. It is arguably the most successful all Electric car manufacturing company with many electric cars produced in the market already.

Tesla Model X

Elon Musk is one of the brains behind the creations of Paypal, the world largest online payments system that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper. Zip2, one of the first internet maps and directions services, which helped bring major publishers like the New York Times and Hearst online was his initiative.

With his concept of the Hyperloop; a proposed mode of passenger and freight transportation, which will convey people or objects at hypersonic speeds while being very energy efficient, the world is going to become even smaller. He inspired the creation of SolarCity; manufacturers, and installers of residential and commercial solar panels and solar roofs in the United States and now a subsidiary of Tesla Inc.

Prototype of a Hyperloop Tunnel.

Solar Panel installation by a staff of SolarCity

He is also CEO of Neuralink, which is developing ultra-high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect the human brain to computers. Elon also founded and serves as CEO of The Boring Company, which combines fast, affordable tunneling technology with an all-electric public transportation system in order to alleviate soul-crushing urban congestion and enable high-speed long-distance travel.

The Gorgeous Lilium Electric Jet Is the Next Best Thing

Elon Musk has a revolutionary idea to build a city on Mars, transporting large number of people to the red planet through his SpaceX program consequently creating the possibility of affordable space tourism. He envisions a world where everyone has access to low cost internet no matter your location. Elon maintains that with his Starlink Internet satellite setup, 12,000 satellites will be sent into orbit providing affordable internet access to all.

Elon Reeve Musk

Elon wants to transition world into sustainable energy usage by building what is over 100 gigafactories (large manufacturing facilities which produce batteries) to develop enough Lithium-ion batteries for all electric cars. Elon Musk’s Tesla currently has a number of Gigafactories located at Nevada (US), New York (US) and Shanghai China and is currently working on the next one in Berlin (Germany) and possibly Texas.  

He has numerous awards and recognition from Governments, Science and Engineering associations around the world. Forbes named him as “the most famous person in tech” in a March 2020 article.

Elon Reeve Musk is a real life inspiration; a self-driven and motivated engineer. He has the of spirit “endlessness” and “never before” towards his goals. If nothing stops him, them this great inventor has the possibility of changing the world; making it smaller with his astonishing ideas and innovations.

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