All of Elon Musk's Bold Predictions For the Future In One Infographic
If someone ran up to you on the street and told you computers with artificial intelligence are going to kill us all by 2040, you'd probably avoid eye contact - and who could blame you. But if that person was Elon Musk? Well, now that's an entirely different story.
Given his track record for innovative ideas, when Elon Musk makes that kind of kind of outlandish prediction people tend to stop and listen. And with good reason. Even if we can't immediately see his vision, Musk's track record as one of the most forward-thinking minds of the 20th century demands our attention, no matter how fantastic the claim might sound at first.
To keep track of all of Musk's predictions for the future of our world and the solar system around us, UK-based company RS Components has put together an infographic that provides a timeline 43 years into the future.
Having already built a successful electric vehicle company and helped kickstart mankind's journey to Mars, Musk sees the next decade as a time for fast-paced and more sustainable growth in the science and tech worlds.
In addition to mankind reaching space with reusable rockets, he predicts a future where Tesla will is more valuable than Apple, 50 percent of the cars produced in the United States are electric, and we've walked on the surface of Mars.
And we won't just have boots on the ground of the red planet in the next 35 years - Musk posits that by 2040 we'll have a city on Mars, but we may not be able to enjoy it because artificial intelligence will have surpassed and probably enslaved us all. You win some, you lose some.
That last part is my own extrapolation from Musk's terrifying prediction, which is included in the infographic below.
There are quite a few things that need to happen before all of Elon Musk's predictions can come true, including some changes in current legislation. But they're bold predictions nonetheless.
Time will tell if his timeline holds true, but I'm hoping that the artificial intelligence part is off by at least a century so that I am not around to witness it.