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Elon Musk Plans For a New World

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December 12, 2015 One of his companies is trying to upend the auto industry. Another of his companies is trying to put people on Mars. Yet another is trying to bring electricity to everyone who needs it. Elon Musk wants to reinvent the world in a single lifetime. But is the future ready for Elon Musk? Following the current fashion for visionary technological geniuses to be portrayed through three critical moments in their lives,*_ here are three from Elon Musk's. Except, in this case, they all come from one single day—October 12, 2015, a Monday—a day that feels like it could've been pretty much any day in Musk's life right now._ 1. Getting Mankind to Mars (While We Can) Musk starts most workweeks here at his rocket company, SpaceX, in an industrial suburb of Los Angeles, and each Monday, he explains to me, there is a brainstorm about "Mars colonial transport architecture." He says these words as though most people could look through their …