This first post of a four-part series by Tim Urban, writing on his site Wait But Why. The series will cover Elon Musk and his companies. It's easily one of my new favourite sites, and I'll be linking to all four parts of the series, as they come out (3 are out already).
One of my favourite quotes from the article:
Chris Anderson, who runs TED Talks, calls Musk “the world’s most remarkable living entrepreneur.” Others know him as “the real life Iron Man,” and not for no reason—Jon Favreau actually sent Robert Downey, Jr. to spend time with Musk in the SpaceX factory prior to filming the first Iron Man movie so he could model his character off of Musk. He’s even been on The Simpsons.
It's kinda long, but well worth it. Elon Musk is seriously working his ass off to change the world—for the better. Everyone should sit up and take notice.