In old days even before 1900.
people had an idea converting cars toelectric cars, but they never succeeded. But Elon Musk is transforming theworld and the way we live today to a fictional world. I would say, that waswhat the world claimed him before he invented electric car company calledTesla. The first electric car companywhich had ever succeeded. He is Elon Musk, Hewas born in South Africa but he moved to Canadaand United State for his educational proposes. According to Elon Musk Biography.com (2017), the founder Elon Muskfounded the following: PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX, Hyperloop, SolarCity,OpenAI, The Boring Company, Neuralink, Zip2 andfounder of many other new ideas. He is an inventor who always comes out with anew idea he invents things as an occupation.
He was very smart at his earlyage; at age of ten he taught himself programming and created a game calledBlaster (Elon Musk Biography.com, 2017) andsold it for five hundred dollars, that was his beginningand it led him to become one of the richest tech billionaires in the world by today. Unfortunorltythings didn’t go as planned he had to gothrough a lot of struggle and complains. I would like to focus on three major aspectsof his life his life challenges he has gone through to come this far, his biggest accomplishments, and some of his mind-blowingfuture goals. The main reason why I chosehim because I’m also very curious to know how things work….andthat’s when I discovered that I loved this technologicalworld. He is trying to make the world better place.
Most of the people would talk onlyabout who he is today but if we lookcloser his past is so dark. He had to go through a lot of challenges and failures in his entire journey. He was a very smart kid. According toBiography.com (2017) at age of ten, he developed a deep interest in computerprogramming. Later he created a game called Blasted which he sold it for fivehundred dollars at age twelve (Biography.
com, 2017). Unfortunately, meanwhile,his parents got divorced. But it did not stop his journey. He moved to UnitedState to apply for Ph.D. at Sanford University. It didn’t take too long him todecide that Ph.
D. was not for him. According to Biography.com (2017) after twodays of admission, he dropped out of the university and started to try out his newidea of how people can safely buy and sell online. He came out with PayPalwhich allows people to buy and sell online safely without worrying aboutpersonal information (Richdaily.com, 2017). Butlater he ended up getting kicked out by the company he created himself.
Management board decided he was not the right person to run the company(Richdaily.com, 2017). At this time his first born baby passed away after 10days of his birth as a result of a syndrome called the Sudden Infant DeathSyndrome. This created a big impact on him and made him divorce his first wifeit led him to depression. We can imagine how it’s like losing your firstnewborn baby.
Even though he led to depression he never stopped his journey, hehad already made millions from the old company. so he created two majorcompanies. Tesla which makes electriccars and on the other hand rocket making company called SpaceX. Unfortunately,his first three rocket launches failed and exploded causing a loss of millions.
As a result of that, both of his companies were running out of cash. This wasthe time he had to face so many disapproval. Some reporters said that “He was abig money gambler who played with other people’s money and tried to accomplishhis childish dreams.”. In addition, after he creating Tesla, a lot of people thoughthe would never be succeeded because he was kept failing and there was noelectric car company which had ever succeeded. In thesecond stage, his years of hard work begins to pay off.
The project that wasvery close to his heart barely escaped bankruptcy when his 4throcket launch was finally succeeded. An hours before Tesla was about to closedown he received an investment. After kept failing and had gone through a lotof challenges and failures he accomplished one of his biggest goals was creatingthe first electric car company ever succeeded.
He was completely involved inthe design of Tesla Motors’ first electric sports car named “Tesla Roadster”.Eventually, it made him received 2006 ‘Global Green’ product design award forhis ‘Tesla Roadster’. This was presented by Mikhail Gorbachev, the president ofSoviet Union. His Next biggest achievement was SpaceX, it stands for SpaceExploration Technologies. It took him years to develop the company. On 25 May 2012,SpaceX made the history as the first commercial company to launch and dock anvehicle to International Space Station. As I mentioned before his first threerockets launch failed and exploded. Even at this moment, he motivated his entirecompany saying “Look We are going to do this.
It’s going to be okay. Don’tfreak out.”.
A person needs courage and patience to achieve their goals. We canclearly see he has a personality that if he starts something he would neverstop until he accomplishes his goal, he proves that determination and hard workis the key to the success. In the thirdstage if we take a look at his future ideas and goals we would definitely thinkhe is gone mad. But all his achievements already made him a unique person whothinks differently. One of his future goal which he has already started workingon it.
It’s called Hyperloop. ” Hyperloop is very high-speed transportationtechnology, it’s based on the very high-speed transit (VHST) system proposed in1972 which combine a magnetic levitation train and a low-pressure transittube.”. This is completely self-sustaining technology which the system can processitself without external support. Nowadays most accidents were caused by humansbut this is completely managed by a computer system so there will be noaccidents in the future.His next future goal is, planning to build colonies onMars, he is planning to set up a greenhouse on Mars. He also has startedworking on it, one of his stated goals, make this happen by providing Mars transportationby using his rockets at SpaceX. He also has mentioned that “SpaceX aims to putthe first human on Mars by 2024.
“. His next goal is so interesting, he isthinking of replacing his rocket fleet with next-generation spacecraft travellocation. That means people can travel to Earth-Moon-Mars.According to the article,people could travel anywhere on earth within an hour. And the most surprising factis that its only costs you the same price of the economy in an aircraft.
In conclusion,I would say Elon Musk is a person with a heart. Even though he had to strugglein the beginning, his courage and determination made him a successful person.His new ideas completely change the way we live today. Tesla electric cars make the world a healthy placethat there is no toxic material. He keepscontinuing to follow his goals which would change the world to a better placeso we wouldn’t have to worry about taking worthy risks.
SolarCity and hyperloophelp us move away from using fossil fuel. People would complain him saying hehas crazy ideas, but I would say he is a person with a heart.