SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) — Elon Musk stated on Friday Tesla might quickly come to Russia.
“I feel we’re near establishing Tesla presence in Russia and that might be nice. And extra broadly, additionally in Kazakhstan and neighboring areas. It’s necessary for us to assist Tesla supporters like your self,” Musk stated by way of video-link for an occasion for Russian college students referred to as “New Data,” addressing a pupil fan who requested the query.
Musk stated along with its already current Tesla factories in California, Nevada and Shanghai, and crops underneath building in Germany and Texas, Tesla will doubtlessly open factories in Russia.
“Over time we’ll look to have factories in different components of the world, doubtlessly Russia in some unspecified time in the future,” he stated.
Musk stated he participated within the “New Data” discussion board on the invitation of Kremlin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov. He answered questions from Russian college students for round 40 minutes. Amongst different matters, he spoke about how he sees the long run, proposed to construct a base on the moon and a metropolis on Mars, and stated he doesn’t rule out the existence of alien life.
“50 years is difficult to foretell,” he stated, answering a query about what the following 50 years will appear to be. “Protected to say that fifty years from now is not going to be what we expect it will likely be. There are elementary measurement makeshifts in know-how, synthetic intelligence, house journey, neurocomputer interfaces, artificial RNA and DNA. These are the massive ones.”
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO additionally spoke about plans to journey past the photo voltaic system, saying that people would wish antimatter ships to succeed in a minimum of 10% to twenty% of the velocity of sunshine.
“Earlier than going past the photo voltaic system we want to have the ability to go to the Moon and to Mars to ascertain a self-sustaining base on the moon and on Mars. It is a important subsequent step,” Musk stated.
“I feel it’s necessary for the way forward for civilization that we turn out to be a multi-planet civilization. I’m optimistic in regards to the future however historical past reveals that civilizations don’t rise constantly. They rise, they attain some apex after which they fall. And in some unspecified time in the future we can be in that boat. Earlier than that occurs we have to make life multi-planetary. That is the primary time within the 4.5-billion-year-old historical past of Earth that it’s potential to increase life and I feel we must always benefit from that window whereas it’s open.”
When requested if he believes in God, Musk stated, “I’m not spiritual in a conventional sense, as a result of you understand I used to be raised in a scientific faculty of thought. However on the similar time I do marvel — the place does all of this come from? What’s the which means of life? How did we get to be right here? What are even the fitting inquiries to ask? I’d say that … philosophy is to develop the scope and scale of our thoughts in order that we’re capable of ask the fitting questions in regards to the universe.”
Towards the top of his on-line Q&A session, Musk advised the scholars to “keep constructive for the long run and battle a superb future with excessive power.”
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