The People Calling Elon Musk a Luddite Are Trolling the Future

Elon Musk has grandiose plans to establishment human settlements on Mars, has helped rocket ships land vertically on earth after reaching space, and runs the biggest, most sophisticated electric car company on the planet. These are facts. Here’s an opinion: Musk also opposes technological innovation. That last came courtesy of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a think tank in Washington DC. The group singled out Musk and noted retrograde thinker, um, Stephen Hawking as one of 10 nominees for its 2015 Luddite Award. They headline the “alarmists” category for signing a letter in July, along with 1,000 other Artificial Intelligence researchers, that sought to ban “killer robots.” More accurately, that letter was a political tactic to lobby the UN against the use of autonomous weapons in war. To that…


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