A Quest for a Fantastic Future
December 2016, he was ranked 21st on the Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People. As of October 2018, he has a net worth of $22.8 billion and is listed by Forbes as the 54th-richest person in the world.
Elon Musk, CEO and Chairman. On Forbes Lists: #24 Forbes 400, #25 Powerful People, #54 Billionaires. – Forbes List
An asteroid or a super volcano could destroy us, and we face risks the dinosaurs never saw: an engineered virus, inadvertent creation of a micro black hole, catastrophic global warming or some as-yet-unknown technology could spell the end of us. Humankind evolved over millions of years, but in the last sixty years atomic weaponry created the potential to extinguish ourselves. Sooner or later, we must expand life beyond this green and blue ball or go extinct.
Elon Musk – Wikipedia
Some scientists, such as Stephen Hawking and Stuart Russell, believed that if advanced AI someday gains the ability to re-design itself at an ever-increasing rate, an unstoppable “intelligence explosion” could lead to human extinction. Musk characterizes AI as humanity’s “biggest existential threat.” OpenAI’s founders structured it as a non-profit so that they could focus its research on creating a positive long-term human impact.
OpenAI – Wikipedia