Elon Musk on Self-Driving Cars, Cyborgs and Democracy on Mars

Elon Musk didn’t hold back on his futuristic visions in a chat Wednesday evening with Recode editor-at-large Walt Mossberg, in which the Tesla and SpaceX CEO made bold predictions about colonies on Mars, artificial intelligence and competition in the self-driving car world. Here’s what he said during the fireside chat at Code conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Google can’t take on Tesla. The self-driving car market is getting crowded, even as regulations are still getting hammered out, the technology gets tweaked and urban planners are yet uncertain how cities should be designed to accommodate the automobiles. Count on Musk to think ahead to which company has what it takes to compete with Tesla in a developing field that the company arguably continues to lead. Is it Google? No, says Musk, “I…


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