We do have a shortage of jobs, but not a shortage of constructive work that should be performed. As a society we could structure our jobs so that we compensated people for doing necessary and constructive work. Of course that's in opposition to the tea-brains who claim we can't afford to do that.
...isnt that called Socialism ?
Elon will say anything to boost his stock price. Elon Musk also said that if you cover a nuclear power plant and surrounding area with solar panels you generate the equivalent amount of electrical power and people run around parroting these claims all the time as if they can't make the basic connection between what he says and how much it will enrich him or if it was remotely true it would have already been done, the bias sets in...
It takes a lot of sucker money for him to be able to walk on Mars but so far its working out great for him, I have a feeling a wider amount of people are getting better weighing things up on wikipedia and things might be on a new downtrend for him, not for this remark directly but for things in general.
A 25km2 solar farm generates 125MW
average output capacity factor as stated on wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topaz_Solar_Farm
Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant 5,448 MW
output when ever it wants.
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The interesting thing about this is how you can quickly work out such a statement is false in 30seconds but 15 years ago trying to find out the truth would have been near impossible.
I don't see why all these extra vehicle sensors/self driving technology can't be combined so that the driver is still needed and ultimately responsible but still having the car doing %99 of the work, which unloads a huge legal headache for authorities , its just that if you can get rid of the driver Elons stock is worth at least double.