Elon Musk had a 40-minute interview with TED’s Chris Anderson on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the TED 2017 conference in Vancouver.
* [Technology and the world] only improves if a lot of people work very hard.
* by itself, it [technology] degrades.
* You look at ancient civilizations like ancient Egypt and they were able to make the pyramids and they forgot how to do that. And the Romans, they built these incredible aqueducts, they forgot how to do it.
* If the future doesn’t include being out there among the stars and being a multi-planet species, it’s incredibly depressing
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