Billionaire Elon Musk, who was selected as the keynote speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2013, is widely recognized as one of the world’s most astute investors and business strategists. In fact, he was so impressive to many that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) awarded him the coveted Liberty Medal in September, and launched an effort to make him the first figurehead for a new Global Progressive Order.
The 76-year-old Sanders is perhaps best known for his stand on marijuana legalization, in which he is unapologetic and outspoken about marijuana consumption. In other words, he is the kind of figure Trump envisions for America’s prosperity in 2020. Well, Musk is not about to miss a beat.
On the eve of his appearance in Davos in 2013, Musk made a big announcement. Musk, a physicist and startup founder, didn’t unveil the human colonies Mars will eventually provide. Instead, he revealed a vision for the mining and transportation of metals from asteroids. He then compared the task to breaking the mining rights to some of the earth’s oldest raw materials:
“Some analysts have estimated that around 3 million asteroids lay in a spherical orbit around the sun between 1.5 and 15 times Earth’s diameter. When it is mined, they will produce microchips and miniaturized transportation equipment that will be mass-produced and used around the world,” Musk explained.
Well, the billionaire is hardly one to miss a beat, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that he again made an announcement that sounded like it was in response to Sanders’ major role at the Davos forum.
The future of the planet and indeed politics, is that of carbon pricing, i.e. a price on carbon. Not even up to, not yet, but serious consideration for countries that believe in this. #AskElon https://t.co/FXjbxSZnk5 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 27, 2018
“The future of the planet and indeed politics, is that of carbon pricing, i.e. a price on carbon. Not even up to, not yet, but serious consideration for countries that believe in this.”
This really isn’t a surprise. Of all Musk’s recent statements, this is the one that really resonates the most. “Yes, I keep forgetting you’re still alive.”
Get those tweets out immediately.
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