Elon Musk's list of things to do before the year 2030 is absolutely crazy
It's fair to say that Elon Musk is a pretty unique individual. As the co-founder and CEO of Tesla, with aspirations of one day taking us to the moon, Musk has overtaken Richard Branson as the archetypical ambitious billionaire who may or may not be a little bit bonkers.
Of course, I think that the key to success in any field is to set yourself goals, and tons of them. Having founded three companies to help him generate a net worth of $20.7 billion, it's not too controversial to say that Musk is pretty successful. To that end, it's not a surprise that Elon Musk has a ton of things to achieve, even as he stands at the forefront of human innovation.
While most of us are thinking about how we're going to make the most of what's left of 2018, Elon Musk has already turned his attention to the year 2030. If the Tesla CEO gets anywhere close to achieving all his goals, we'll be living on a planet Earth that's vastly different, or maybe even an entirely different planet altogether.
That's right: interplanetary travel is just one of the things that Elon Musk wants to bring to humankind via his company SpaceX. He's also working on bringing new renewable energy solutions via the development of electric autonomous vehicles (EAVs), and there's also the small matter of revolutionising Artificial Intelligence.
Elon Musk is apparently going to be a very busy man over the course of the next 10 to 12 years, but if his mission to bring Australia the world's largest lithium battery is anything to go by, then he's going to do his best to work to a deadline. Last year in July, he gave himself 100 days to build that battery or it would be given to the Australian public entirely free. Not only did he get to invoice Australia, he managed to complete the project a month early.
The next upcoming project on Elon Musk's giant to-do list is to ramp up production of the Model 3 Tesla cars. Back in February, Musk told shareholders that he planned to produce 10,000 of the cars a week by the end of this year, but battery complications have meant he's had to compromise, and get out 2,500 cars a week by the end of March.
Alongside his plans to create new self-driving car software and build a tunnel underneath Los Angeles, 2022 is the year where Musk wants to carry out a first cargo mission to Mars with a reusable rocket. If successful, Musk hopes to make time travel way more affordable and successful, and that's a world (or many worlds) I'd be excited to live in.
Regardless of whether Elon Musk achieves each of these lofty goals, if he carries on at his current trajectory, he could conceivably fail at each of his massive projects and still permanently change the world as we know it. I don't know about you guys, but I'm excited to see what Elon Musk comes up with by 2030.