SpaceX made a Falcon Heavy launch video with Westworld creators

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12 March, 2018

SpaceX founder Elon Musk said Sunday that he plans to send a rocket to Mars by 2019.

The video was made by Jonathan "Jonah" Nolan, a British-American screenwriter best known for his work with his brother Christopher Nolan and as the creator of HBO's Westworld. Readers may remember in early 2017 when he talked about building a "Big Falcon Rocket" (BFR) that would be capable of traveling anywhere on Earth in under an hour.

Musk and Nolan closed out the session with a live rendition of "My Little Buttercup" from John Landis' "The Three Amigos", with guitar accompaniment by a cowboy-hatted Kimbal Musk.

"A self-sustaining base. ideally on Mars.it's more likely the Mars base will survive than a Moon base".

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Whether it's Bernie Sanders, Armie Hammer, or Flo Rida, you really never know who you'll see or run into around Austin during SXSW. "I think we've got to build an interface - we didn't evolve to have a communications jack - there's got to be essentially a vast number of tiny electrodes that are able to read right from your brain", he explained. "People have told me that my timelines historically have been optimistic", he said to great laughter from the audience.

Whether an AI-induced third World War is what drives us off the planet, he didn't say.

It's important to make sure the dawn of AI is one that's symbiotic with humanity. Once there, Musk spoke about the show but also touched on more personal topics such as balancing the good and bad aspects of his life.

"Mark my words: AI is far more risky than nukes, by far, so why do we have no regulatory oversight, this is insane". Musk cited the iconic entertainer Fred Astaire and hip-hop artist Kanye West.


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