SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) — Elon Musk stated on Friday Tesla might quickly come to Russia.
“I believe we’re near establishing Tesla presence in Russia and that may be nice. And extra broadly, additionally in Kazakhstan and neighboring areas. It’s essential for us to help Tesla supporters like your self,” Musk stated through video-link for an occasion for Russian college students referred to as “New Information,” addressing a scholar fan who requested the query.
Musk stated along with its already present 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 elements of the world, doubtlessly Russia sooner or later,” he stated.
Musk stated he participated within the “New Information” discussion board on the invitation of Kremlin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov. He answered questions from Russian college students for round 40 minutes. Amongst different subjects, he spoke about how he sees the longer term, 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 like. “Secure to say that fifty years from now is not going to be what we expect it will likely be. There are elementary dimension makeshifts in know-how, synthetic intelligence, area 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 want antimatter ships to achieve a minimum of 10% to twenty% of the pace of sunshine.
“Earlier than going past the photo voltaic system we’d like to have the ability to go to the Moon and to Mars to ascertain a self-sustaining base on the moon and on Mars. This can be a essential subsequent step,” Musk stated.
“I believe it’s essential for the way forward for civilization that we change into a multi-planet civilization. I’m optimistic in regards to the future however historical past reveals that civilizations don’t rise repeatedly. They rise, they attain some apex after which they fall. And sooner or later we will likely 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 attainable to increase life and I believe we must always benefit from that window whereas it’s open.”
When requested if he believes in God, Musk stated, “I’m not non secular in a standard sense, as a result of you recognize I used to be raised in a scientific college of thought. However on the identical time I do surprise — the place does all of this come from? What’s the that means of life? How did we get to be right here? What are even the proper inquiries to ask? I might say that … philosophy is to broaden the scope and scale of our thoughts in order that we’re capable of ask the proper questions in regards to the universe.”
Towards the tip of his on-line Q&A session, Musk advised the scholars to “keep optimistic for the longer term and struggle future with excessive vitality.”
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