In this unedited conversation with head of TED Chris Anderson, Elon Musk — the head of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and The Boring Company — digs into the recent news around his bid to purchase Twitter and gets honest about the biggest regret of his career, how his brain works, the future he envisions for the world and a lot more.
(Recorded at TED2022 on April 14, 2022) This live interview includes an excerpt from another exclusive, extended conversation recorded a few days earlier at Tesla’s Texas Gigafactory. Watch that full video here:
1:22 Tesla Texas Gigafactory interview clip
11:34 Elon Musk live at TED2022
11:48 Twitter, free speech and open-sourcing the algorithm
27:40 Tesla and short sellers
32:02 If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?
33:44 Electric vehicles, manufacturing and sleeping on the floor of the Tesla factory
38:04 “At this point I think I know more about manufacturing than anyone currently alive on Earth.”
39:15 Elon’s “Master Plan” and accelerating a sustainable energy economy
42:36 SNL, Asperger’s, childhood and how Elon’s brain works
46:48 “I was absolutely obsessed with truth.”
49:23 Philosophy, the meaning of life and the “why” of things
51:43 What the future will look like
52:37 “We want to do our absolute best to make sure the future is … something you can look forward to and not feel sad about.”
Elon Musk talks about Twitter, Tesla and how his brain works (TED2022 Live):