Written By Darshan M (Grade 10)
Like they say absolute power corrupts absolutely. Elon Musk has so much power that he can change humanity’s direction he can take us to new heights at the same time he can destroy us! Is Elon Musk A Superhero or a Supervillain? Today Elon Musk is one of the most controversial people in 2021 he became TIME Magazine’s person of the year and he deserves it. Let’s look at both phases of Elon Musk
Elon Musk as a Superhero
Elon Musk has a superpower, the power the find solutions with this power he has challenged systems with the help of X.com which is a banking site. The world’s banking system is flawed, slow, charging more fees and providing fewer services. So Elon created the world’s first online bank which was capable of performing all banking activities. This was a revolution because, without this Amazon, Flipkart was not possible. This X.com became PayPal in the future. In 2017 Musk bought X.com’s domain from PayPal he has only stated that this domain is sentimental.
Everyone is fed up with traffic so in 2013 Musk wrote a 50-page where he had made concept that in a tube without a vacuum if we make trains without any friction then we can connect urban cities and reduce travel time by up to 75%
We all know about Tesla but they have another project called Solar City which wants to install solar panels all over the world through Solar roofs. The amount of energy that is released by the Sun in an hour if stored properly can be used for a year. We don’t have sufficient technology to store energy if we make our roofs with solar panels by default then every house can produce its energy.
Today internet has connected us to the world, today in India 25,067 villages lack internet access and Elon Musk wants to solve this problem with the help of Starlink through this satellite internet can reach the world. Elon Musk is the one who is not making the next superhit app but taking the human race forward.
Elon Musk as a Supervillain
When the Covid pandemic started many people lost their source of income many people lost jobs, the global economy was in danger. At that time Tesla’s share rose by 700% Elon’s net worth rose by 140 Billion Dollars and suddenly he became the richest man. From this money, he bought Twitter for 44 Billion Dollars, As soon as he joined he fired the CEO, dissolved the whole board wanted complete control in his hand he fired 3700 employees.
Neuralink is the most ambitious project and the most Supervillian-like project which is used for something good, if misused it’ll be the end of the world. Neuralink is an interface that connects your brain to the computer. When this chip is directly connected to a machine we cannot control the amount of information it is extracting this information can be our secrets, passwords, and our entire life.
We saw both sides of Elon Musk the ambitious side where he wants the human race to progress and the other ruthless side of firing employees. A combination of both qualities is deadly.
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