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Origin story

In which country was Elon Musk born and raised?

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Seed money

At the age of 12, Elon Musk sold his first computer program, written in the BASIC programming language. What type of program was it?

A man, a plan, a canning

In 2000, Elon Musk’s online startup, X.com, merged with another company to create Paypal, the online payments provider. Musk served as CEO for a time, but soon proposed a plan for the company that led to him being dumped by the board. What was the plan?

Connections in high places

In 2002 Elon Musk founded a company to build rockets more cheaply than those already on the market. By 2012 SpaceX had achieved a space milestone by launching the first commercial space vessel to rendezvous in orbit with another spacecraft. What was it?

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New from Tesla

In 2003, Elon Musk helped establish a company to manufacture electric cars that consumers would find attractive. Their first vehicle, the Tesla Roadster, was introduced in 2004. It was the first production electric vehicle with what feature?

The reason for it all

Elon Musk has spoken on a number of occasions about the underlying principle that has guided him towards particular projects. What is it?

Operating in a vacuum

In 2012, Elon Musk proposed a new form of interurban transportation, the hyperloop, to consist of capsules carried on a cushion of air in a narrow tube at nearly the speed of sound. The hyperloop concept is similar to a speculative vehicle called the “vactrain”, proposed years ago by which famous engineer?

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Stumbling block

In 2016, Elon Musk announced a new organization, The Boring Company, to revolutionize tunneling technology. He also proposed the creation of a system of automated tunnels for ferrying cars between waypoints in cities. What barrier did Musk feel had to be overcome in order to realize this vision?

Sizing up AI

In recent years, Elon Musk has made a number of public statements about the future of artificial intelligence, a rapidly advancing technology. Overall, his position has been that the development of ever more powerful AI in coming years will:

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