SpaceX was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs to enable the colonization of Mars. It has 8000 employees (Nov 2019).
So far it has had 88 missions (June 6th 2020) many to the International Space Station.
Tesla Motors was founded in July 2003 by engineers Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. The company’s name is a tribute to inventor and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla. The next three employees were Ian Wright, Elon Musk, and J. B. Straubel, all of whom are retroactively allowed to call themselves co-founders of the company. In February 2017, Tesla Motors shortened its name to Tesla.
The Boring Company
The Boring Company is an American infrastructure and tunnel construction services company founded by Elon Musk in December 2016. Musk has cited difficulty with Los Angeles traffic and limitations with the current two-dimensional transportation network as inspiration for the project.
Starlink is a satellite constellation being constructed by SpaceX to provide satellite Internet access. The constellation will consist of thousands of mass-produced small satellites in low Earth orbit, working in combination with ground transceivers.
Developing ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers. Making the brain talk to computers and curing diseases.
Neuralink Corporation is an American neurotechnology company founded by Elon Musk and others, developing implantable brain–machine interfaces. The company’s headquarters are in San Francisco; it was started in 2016 and was first publicly reported in March 2017
A Hyperloop is a proposed mode of passenger and freight transportation. Hyperloop is a sealed tube or system of tubes with low air pressure through which a pod may travel substantially free of air resistance or friction. The Hyperloop could transport people or objects at airline or hypersonic speeds while being very energy efficient. This would drastically reduce travel times over distances of under approximately 930 miles (1,500 kilometres).
Virgin has its own version – Hyperloop-one
Cant find a link to the official Hyperloop from Tesla, as it now redirects to the SpaceX home page? (interesting?)
SolarCity markets, manufactures, and installs solar panels and solar roofs in the US. In 2016, the company was acquired by Tesla, Inc. and now also offers Tesla’s Powerwall. Located in Tesla Giga New York, has a factory in Buffalo, where it manufactures solar module components.
It employs 15,000+ (Dec 2016)
By adding solar roof tiles that look just like any other roof tile, you will be able to harness the suns rays. The sun does not have to be shining for this to work. You get about 80-90% on cloudy days which in the UK is most of the time! The cost is supposed to be comparative with normal tiles.
Elon Musk and Sam Altman founded a non-profit artificial intelligence research company that they call OpenAI. The funders have committed over one billion dollars for this cause. Their goal is to make progress towards superintelligence, leveraging their non-profit nature to make sure that such a breakthrough will be done in a controlled and beneficial way.
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