Monday, December 18, 2023

Elon Musk examined by John Oliver

I should have suspected that John Oliver would mention Tesla recalling 2 million cars because of autopilot issues, but I didn't expect an entire episode devoted to Elon Musk.

John Oliver discusses Elon Musk, the influence he has over more than just his businesses, and the perfect place for him and Mark Zuckerberg to finally have that cage match.
Wow! That's a lot to examine about Musk, from PayPal to SpaceX, Tesla, StarLink, and Twitter. I'll just begin by saying that Musk thinks he's Tony Stark (the "real-life Iron Man"), but he's really a Bond villain, specifically a cooler version of Hugo Drax. At least he's cooler than someone in the movies.

I'm in the middle of giving and grading final exams, so I'm going to leave it here for today. See you tomorrow!


  1. Thanks to Infidel753 for linking to this post in Link round-up for 24 December 2023 and welcome to all of you who came here after clicking his link! I'm glad Infidel made an exception to linking to videos as long as a half hour because he found this one to be worth the time.

  2. It definitely was. The failures of Elon Musk inevitably take quite a bit of time to cover comprehensively.

    1. Indeed, and thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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