Thank you Elon musk for working so hard, and providing inspiration showing everyone a new road to the future

Why an open letter saying thank you Elon Musk? It's simple really. Because of Elon, life on earth will never be the same. For example, in the near future, thanks to Elon, humans will have a base on Mars. Really, we will. Becoming a species that is interplanetary is truly remarkable. And that is only part of the story.

Far fetched, you say. No, not really.

I admit I never thought I would say anything like the sentence above in my life, much less, now, at the age of seventy. I was born in 1949, not long after World War II. I am a Baby-Boomer. And I have always had a love of the space program. In fact, I remember so clearly, President Kennedy saying we Americans would have a man on the moon by the end of the decade. That was in 1962. So much has changed over the years.

Back then, I was a good athlete in high school, and I attended Ga. Tech because I wanted to be an astronaut. That's a real laugh to me now because I learned later in life that I was claustrophobic and got dizzy with height. If I had become an astronaut, I can see me saying, "I have to get in that small capsule?" and "We're going how high?" What a laugh.

But space and going to the moon was thrilling to think about. Was it really possible? Would human ever really leave earth? Was that in our future? Well, it was at that time that Star Trek first appeared on TV. We were given a clearer vision of possibilities (even if it was fiction), and then, lo and behold, we humans actually landed and walked on the moon. Those were heady times.

Then, over many years, something happened. Space and all the possibilities fell out of favor. Our culture and philosophy changed.

To go to the moon, you use reason and logic. But back then, the philosophy of the day became, "If it feels good, do it." What a mistake that was. That philosophy led to people dying from drug overdose. And more. And yet, even with that horrible result, we never really returned to reason and logic. It's been all about emotions. Feelings mattered more than the mind. The space program depends on using reason to solve problems. It became a political hot-ball.

Until, that is, Elon Musk.

Thank You Elon Musk For Creating SpaceX

In case you do not know who Elon Musk is, Robert Downey Jr. who played Iron Man in the movies based his portrayal of Tony Stark, the industrialist/scientist who created Iron Man after Elon Musk. Elon even had a cameo on one of the Iron Man movies. Elon is truly an industrialist/scientist. A man who thinks big.

How did all that happen? To start with, Elon was one of the co-founders of PayPal. You've heard of PayPal, haven't you? When PayPal was sold to Ebay, Elon received enough money he  could have bought an island somewhere and retired in his twenties. He didn't. Instead, he created a rocket company called Space Exploration Technologies, simplified into SpaceX. Yes, you read that right, he created a company to produce rocket ships. How's that for vision?

Elon had always been interested in space. Then, as an adult, after receiving millions of dollars for his shares of PayPal, he looked onto NASA's website for when America would be going to Mars. There was a problem. It never planned to.

What in the world happened to NASA? And to show how bad things had gotten, after the Shuttle was shutdown, America had no way to even get astronauts to the Space Station. They had to hitch a ride with the Russians. Wow.

So what does Elon do? He creates a company whose purpose is to take humans, not only into space, but to Mars. The Red Planet.  His vision was to colonize another planet. Nobody takes initiative like Elon Musk. In fact, he works 80 to 100 hours a week...every week.

Now, there are three companies in the rocket and space industry. Besides SpaceX, there is Blue Origin owned by Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, and Virgin Galactic owned by Richard Branson of the Virgin companies. Mankind's vision of the future has returned. And it is private enterprise leading the way. Again, thank you Elon Musk for creating SpaceX. And...he didn't stop there.

Thank You Elon Musk For Creating Tesla

Perhaps you've heard of Tesla, the electric car that is blowing away the competition. Yes, Elon is one of the co-founders of Tesla. The cars are beautiful and fast. And the least expensive model, the Model 3, is rated by the EPA as getting 310 miles to a single charge while being one of the safest cars in the world. Amazing.

Now we have an all-electric car that functions as well as one that runs on fossil fuels. And the styling is really fantastic. The car has no engine, no transmission, has zero emissions, and have I said how good it looks. Oh, yes, yes, I have.

Tesla is coming out with Semi trucks. Elon is going to change that market as well. Whoever thought there could be an all-electric Semi?

And that's not all. Part of Tesla is Solar City, the largest installer of solar panels in the United States. That part of the company produces sustainable energy, while the automotive part of the company saves energy by not using fossil fuels. Think how much thinking had to be done to accomplish all that. Once again, I have reason to say thank you Elon Musk.

Thank You Elon Musk For Creating The Boring Company - Another Amazing Inspiration

Yes, there is more. Elon hated driving in the traffic of Las Angeles. He has created a company called The Boring Comany that builds tunnels. These, too, are futuristic in how the tunnels are created as well as how the tunnels will be used. Only electric cars can use the tunnels, hmmm...that helps Tesla.

Here is a Ted Talk with Elon Musk being interviewed about The Boring Company. It is excellent. Enjoy.

Thank You Elon Musk For Creating Neuralink - The Company That Will Likely Change Our Human Future The Most

If you have never heard of Neuralink before, you will. This company is like something created in a science fiction movie. We're talking about put computer chips in people's skulls. That is both exciting and scary.

The first applications for this technology will be to help people with severe medical problems. Conditions like paralysis and neurological diseases.

Imagine you've been paralyzed for years, an implant is put into your brain, and you can suddenly move your limbs again. That is part of what Elon Musk and his team are making a reality. That is life changing.

So when will Neuralink be available? It is already being used with animals with some amazing results. There is a video you have to see below.

Neuralink will be available for human trials possible later this year (2021).

The above is only a tip of the iceberg. With the neuralink in our brains, we will be able to connect to computers and the cloud through WiFi. Yes, if you need some information, you will be able to directly connect to the internet and retrieve thinking and guiding the search mentally.

If you don't think that is possible check out the next video and watch a monkey play the game Pong controlling the paddle with only its mind.


Thank you Elon Musk. You never cease to amaze me.

Now you are starting to see why I said thank you to Elon Musk. Because of him, life on Earth will never be the same. He has changed the payment industry with PayPal, he is changing the space industry, the car industry, the trucking industry, the tunneling industry and more (I didn't go over what he has started doing for the health industry). We all owe him a great deal.

And why does he do so much? In many interviews he says, "There needs to be reasons to get up in the morning. Life can't be just about solving problems. Otherwise, what's the point? There's got to be things that people find inspiring...and make life worth living." So true.

Neil deGrase says Elon Musk is the most important person alive today. Check out this short video:

For our final video: Inspirational - Elon Musk and SpaceX.

In the movies, Tony Stark (Iron Man) dies. Thankfully, that's in the movies. You, Elon Musk, will have many more years to amaze us. And as that great galactic philosopher, Spock, said, "Live long and prosper." Thank you Elon Musk!

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