Shorthoughts

Elon Musk: How Far Does the Tesla Fall from the Apple?

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You’re a crazy one. Misfit. A rebel. A troublemaker. A round peg in the square hole. You’re one who see things differently. You’re not fond of rules. And you have no respect for the status quo. I can quote you, disagree with you, glorify or vilify you. But the only thing I can’t do is ignore you. Because you change things. You push the human race forward. I see crazy and genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Your madness is not contagious. It is terrifying. Clinging to the helm of a ship, an immense one, you sail through the days sowing strangeness. Crazy things. What’s in that unpredictable and premature head? An enigma worthy of Satoshi Nakamoto. Who is Elon? A household name for Rob Siltanen’s advertorial pen. What is his empire? A Xanadu for Charles Foster Kane: “Cost: no man can say”. What is the present in his hands? A match for Nero’s intentions. Why listen to him? You’re an interesting species. An interesting mix. You’re capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you’re not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other. [An alien, Contact (1997)]

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