Elon Musk Is Not Excited About Flying Cars or Human-Deleting Robots – NBCNews.com
As the chief of electric car company Tesla and space firm SpaceX, Elon Musk has the future on his mind. But he’s not excited about the most iconic (and cliche) symbol of the future: flying cars. “If the sky was full of cars flying all over the place, it would affect the skyline, and it would be noisier, and there would be a greater probability of something falling on your head,” Musk said at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday, according to Re/Code. Instead cities should think more smartly about the decidedly low-tech tunnel system to improve travel time, he said. In another portion of the wide-ranging interview, Musk discussed his fears about the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence, according to Vanity Fair. “If its [function] is just something like getting rid of e-mail spam and it determines the best way of getting rid of spam is getting rid of humans…” he said, drawing laughs. To review: In the future, fear flying cars falling on your head and robots who will delete you like spam.
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