I’m sorry I didn’t get this story for Mother’s Day. Maye Musk, mother of Elon, is quite a gal. At 70 years old, she is a high fashion, super model with a body that could easily compete with women half her age.
This is one unusual family. The video explains it all. They were poor, now they are rich. They were fat, now they are thin. They were married, now they are divorced. Obviously, the Musk’s have a DNA gene that makes them move forward no matter what.
Maye is certainly the matriarch of the family. She leads by example. It’s wonderful seeing a senior woman who isn’t afraid of exploring so many new opportunities. She reminds me of Tess Mc Gill in the 1988 movie, Working Girl. She has a head for business and a body for sin.
I’m back in the USA as of lunchtime today. Some of you may have heard about the big announcement while I was away, but I wanted to put in my two cents anyway. Elon Musk, the co-founder of PayPal and Tesla Motors, posted a 57-page “alpha design” plan on his blog that details how the high-speed train would work. He was referring to the Hyperloop, the new super-speed transport that would take take people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes, at 800 miles an hour. I talked about the announcement of this innovation, that Musk promised on August 13th, a few weeks ago. Musk has been talking about this invention for over a year, in addition to his Space X project which promises to give Earthlings the opportunity to go planet hopping.
Apparently, there are still plenty of skeptics who feel Musk is a science fiction writer. Plenty of them took the recent disclosure from Musk as another opportunity to poo poo his ideas. High level executives at other types of transportation companies have a difficult time imagining people being transported through tubes in pods. Well respected engineers question the design, lwhile others say the entire proposed budget of $6 billion is a fantasy. Projects like building bridges or tunnels cost way more than that. A few cited the estimated $68.4 billion that the California High-Speed Rail Authority has budgeted for a high-speed rail.
I am not one who believes Musk is smoking something. I have seen too much innovation in the last ten years to question any new concept. I never thought my entire office would be operated from a mobile device, that I would have all of my newspapers and magazines rolled into one flat pancake that is backlit, or that I could type any question in the world into an electronic window and get it answered within seconds.