Did you know that by 2040 Mars could be colonized, by us, with a city? The future according to Elon Musk. Read on to discover some of the most out-there predictions made by the tech pioneer.
Future According to Elon Musk
2018 Humans will fly into space by reusable rockets
In 2015, Musk announced on The Late Show that his company SpaceX will soon launch reusable rockets, that can take off and land safely, into space.
2024 Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) will pose a real threat to the human race.
In an interview with edge.org in 2014, Musk said: “The risk of something seriously dangerous happening (as a result of A.I.) is in the five-year timeframe, 10 years at most”. But, what does he mean by dangerous? Will robots really take over?
2025 Tesla will be as valuable as Apple
Elon Musk made a bold claim in 2015 against the rulers of tech, Apple Inc. He stated that by 2025 his own motor company Tesla Inc. will beat Apple’s record-breaking $700 billion market cap.
2025 Humans will set foot on Mars
In only a handful of years, Musk has predicted that we will be able to send people to Mars for the first time, ever. Mars is 33.9 million miles away and he hopes to launch in 2024 with the arrival in 2025.
2027 More than half of all new vehicles will be electric
Within the next 10 years, the tech guru predicts that more than half of new US vehicles will be fully electric, and in the same timeframe, completely autonomous too. Musk believes that we’ve already solved technical hurdles needed to make self-driving cars a reality. The only thing standing in the way? Legislation.
2033 Solar will become the main source of power
In 20213, and as chairman of SolarCity, Elon Musk stated that solar would become the plurality of power within 20 years and will “beat everything hands-down, including natural gas” before making note that if we don’t, we’re in big trouble.
2037 Cars will no longer have steering wheels in them
As Elon Musk predicted the indefinite rise of autonomous vehicles, he also suggested that the need for a steering wheel will be eliminated as autonomous travel takes over and the physicalities needed to drive a vehicle are likewise eliminated.
2040 We will colonize Mars with a city
Citing the short lifespan and successes of SpaceX, Elon Musk stated that by the time his company has tripled he expects to have to have created a city on the Red Planet with thousands, or tens of thousands, of residents.
2040 A.I. will completely surpass humans
Never one to dampen his fears about an A.I. dominated future, Musk claims that by 2040 A.I. will outperform humans in every task.
2060 A million people will live on Mars
He has set his sights forward with plans to transform the surface of Mars by populating it with a million-member-strong human settlement; sent over in a fleet of passenger ships provided by SpaceX.
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