July 24, 2014 - Elon Musk

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Darth Vader polls higher than all 2016 presidential candidates, "True Blood" slams conservatives, a typo threatens Obamacare, and Elon Musk shares his visionary technology. 

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THEREPORT, EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, WHAT ACROWD!

WHAT A CROWD.

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)DO YOU FEEL THAT?

DO YOU FEEL THAT WAVE OFLOVE? WHAT A LUCKY MAN AM I

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: THANK YOU SO

MUCH, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,PLEASE, SIT DOWN.

NATION, THE 2016PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IS

CLOSER THAN YOU THINK,UNLESS YOU THINK IT'S ABOUT

TWO YEARS AWAY.

BUT THE RACE WAS JUST ROCKEDBY A BOMBSHELL POLL

CONDUCTED BYSTATISTICAL SAVANT

AND COCKIEST GUY INYOUR FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE

NATE SILVER.

IN 2012 WHEN HE WAS STILLWORKING AT THE "NEW YORK TIMES"

SILVER NAILED EVERY ONE OF HISELECTION PREDICTIONS.

NOW HE'S OVER AT ESPN.

BUT HE'S STILL DOING VITALANALYSIS.

CASE IN POINT, HIS RECENTPOLL COMPARING THE

FAVORABILITY RATINGS OF STARWARS CHARACTERS.

(LAUGHTER)YES, NATE SILVER IS NOW

OFFICIALLY IN A GALAXY FAR,FAR AWAY FROM JOURNALISM.

THE STAR WARS RESULTS WERETHEN PICKED UP BY "THE

WASHINGTON POST" WHO FURTHERCRUNCHED THE NUMBERS.

AND FOUND THAT DARTHVADER IS

POLLING HIGHER THAN ALLPOTENTIAL 2016 PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATES.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)FOLKS, THIS IS SHOCKING.

A GROUP OF BROADLYOUTLANDISH UNBELIEVABLE

CHARACTERS ARE LESS POPULARTHAN THE PEOPLE FROM AS FAR

WARS-- STAR WARS.

LET'S GO STRAIGHT TO THERESULT, EVERYBODY.

YOU GOT EMPEROR PALPATINERUNNING EVENING WITH MARCO

RUBIO.

NOW MANY PEOPLE EXPECTEDPALPATINE TO DO BETTER

AGAINST THE FLORIDA SENATORBUT REMEMBER IN FLORIDA

THEY'RE SUSPICIOUS OF ANYONEWEARING A HOODIE.

AND WITH GOOD REASON, WITHGOOD REASON.

AND ON THE DEMOCRAT SIDE,HILLARY CLINTON IS TRAILING

WELL BEHIND YODA WHO, AT 900YEARS OLD STILL GETS FEWER

FOX NEWS QUESTIONS ABOUT HISAGE

HE LOOKS GOOD, HAD A LITTLEWORK DONE, HE HAS.

NOW SOME WILL SAY THATLUMPING TWO UNRELATED POLLS

TOGETHER IS LIKE COMPARINGCORELIAN APPLES TO

MANDALORIAN ORANGES-- LOOKIT UP-- BALL'S IN YOUR COURT

JON STEWART.

BUT NATION, THESE NUMBERSDON'T LIE.

SO BASED ON THESE RESULTSI'M OFFICIALLY ENDORSING

DARTH VADER FOR PRESIDENT OFTHE UNITED STATES.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)FOLKS, LET'S FACE IT, THE

ELECTORATE IS BECOMING MOREAND MORE DIVERSE AND THERE'S

NO QUESTION HE IS A STRONGBLACK CANDIDATE.

(LAUGHTER)AND HE'S GOT A PLAN TO PUT

AMERICANS BACK TO WORK WITH AMASSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE

PROGRAM.

PLUS LORD VADER IS A VETERANFIGHTER PILOT WHO KNOWS WHAT

IT'S LIKE TO WORK IN AN OVALOFFICE.

SO VOTE VADER-BINKS 2016,MESAH PROVE THIS MESSAGE.

NATION-- (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

NATION, I'VE GOT SOMETHINGON MY MIND AND NOW I'M GOING

SMEAR IT ALL OVER YOURS.

THIS IS TIP OF THE HAT, WAGOF THE FINGER.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)FIRST UP ON T TO THE DUBS, I'M

HOOKED ON THE HBO SHOW "TRUEBLOOD" AND IT'S ALL THANKS TO

FOX NEWS ANCHOR SHEPARD SMITHWHO DROPPED A FEW SUBTLE HINTS

ABOUT HOW MUCH HE ENJOYS IT.

>> DO YOU WATCH THAT SHOWTRUE BLOOD?

>> SUNDAY IS EPISODE 2 OFTRUE BLOOD.

>> TRUE BLOOD IS BACK.

I'M TELLING YOU, DON'T DRINKTHE V COME ON, DON'T DRINK

THE V.

>> DON'T DRINK THE V, THANKYOU, MIKE, DON'T DRINK THE

V.

>> DO YOU NOT WATCH TRUE BLOOD,BECAUSE YOU CAN GET ALL

AMPED UP ON V AND DO ALL KINDSOF WEIRD THINGS.

>> Stephen: YEAH. ALL KINDS OFWEIRD THINGS LIKE THAT ONE

TIME SHEP GAVE OUT HISHBO GO PASSWORD AND THEN

DEMANDED PEOPLE WATCH TRUEBLOOD WHILE HOLDING A KNIFE

TO BRIT HUME'S THROAT.

WHICH IS WHY I AM SO SAD TOGIVE A WAG OF MY FINGER TO

"TRUE BLOOD" FOR MAKING MYBLOOD TRULY BOIL WITH LAST

WEEK'S EPISODE IN WHICH THEVAMPIRE SNUCK INTO A BENEFIT

FOR TED CRUZ IN ATRANSPARENT HOLLYWOOD ATTACK

ON REPUBLICANS.

>> THE SECOND I TOLD HER THAT'SWHERE MOMMY AND DADDY

WERE GOING, SHE HUNG UP.

>> LOOKS LIKE WE'RE GOING TOA GALA.

>> SECURITY'S GOING TO BETIGHT.

>> AND THEY ONLY INVITEDASSHOLES

WE CAN BE ASSHOLES

OF ALL THE HORRIBLE THINGS IHAVE SEEN IN THE LAST 100 YEARS

THIS COULD BE THE MOSTDISTURBING

>> OH MY GOD-- I'M AREPUBLI-[BLEEP].

>> Stephen: DID YOU HEARTHAT?

DID YOU HEAR THAT, A REPUBL-CWORD I CAN'T SAY.

WELL PLAYED HOLLYWOOD, THATIS THE MOST DEVASTATING

CRITIQUE OF A POLITICALIDEOLOGY SINCE KARL MARX

PUBLISHED "DAS KAPI-TAINT" ANDI'M NOT THE ONLY CONSERVATIVE

UPSET BY TRUE BLOOD'S BLEEDINGHEART INTO MOUTH AGENDA.

>> SUNDAY NIGHT'S EPISODE OFTRUE BLOOD SERIES WAS A

CONSERVATIVE BASHFEST.

BUT THE VULGARITY OF ATTACKSHAS MANY ASKING DID THE SHOW

GO TOO FAR?

>> FOLKS NEED TO UNDERSTANDTHAT TV IS ALL ABOUT

ATTITUDE IMPLANTATION, IT'SALL ABOUT CREATING FEELINGS

INSIDE OF YOU.

HERE IS THE THING, MOSTPEOPLE DON'T ACTUALLY KNOW

WHO TED CRUZ IS.

THEY TEND TO VOTE BASED ONTHE FEELINGS THAT THEY HAVE,

LARGELY IMPLANTED BY THEENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.

>> Stephen: WELL SAID.

TV ENTERTAINMENT DRIVES OURPOLITICAL DISCOURSE.

REMEMBER NO ONE WAS TALKINGABOUT INCOME INEQUALITY

UNTIL THE DEBUT OF "TWOBROKE GIRLS"

BUT WE-- WE SHOULD NOT BESURPRISED AT ALL THAT

VAMPIRES ARE DEMOCRATS.

AFTER ALL, THEY SCREAM WHENTHEY SEE A CROSS.

(LAUGHTER)NEXT UP-- NEXT UP, FOLKS,

GIVE ME A SECOND HERE, IWANT TO MAKE SURE I GOT MY

PLASTIC TARP DOWN BECAUSETHE NEXT STORY MAKES ME SO

HAPPY I MIGHT START LEAKINGNEWS JUICE, JIM.

>> OBAMACARE SUFFERS PERHAPSITS BIGGEST SETBACK YET.

>> A FEDERAL APPEALS COURTRULING THE AFFORDABLE CARE

ACT AS WRITTEN ONLY ALLOWSINSURANCE SUBSIDIES IN

STATES THAT SET UP THEIR OWNEXCHANGES.

>> COVERAGE FOR MILLIONS OFAMERICANS ENROLLED UNDER

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S HEALTHCARE LAW MAY BE IN JEOPARDY.

>> BIG BLOW FOR OBAMACAREAND WE'RE ACCURATE IN

SAYING IT IS A HUGE BLOW FOROBAMACARE.

>> THAT'S HOW YOU KNOW ANEWS ORGANIZATION IS

TRUSTWORTHY.

THEY MAKE THE EXTRA EFFORTTO POINT OUT WHEN THEY'RE

BEING ACCURATE.

(LAUGHTER)AND FOLKS, THEY ARE, THIS

TIME.

OBAMACARE-- (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: MAKE NO MISTAKE,THEY ARE ACCURATE IN SAYING

THAT OBAMACARE IS DEAD.

NOW THE LAST TIME I DECLAREDOBAMACARE DEAD I DROPPED

BALLOONS AND THEN TWERKEDWITH THE GRIM REAPER.

SO FOLKS, THAT'S ALL BEENDONE.

BUT LIKE VOTING TO REPEALOBAMACARE, WE ARE GOING TO

DO IT AGAIN.

COME ON!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: WHOOO!

♪♪ KUZ I'M HAPPY

♪(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: HE'S A GOOD GUY.

DEATH IS A GOOD GUY AND AHELL OF A DANCER.

AND THIS HAPPY NEWS BRINGSME TO THE TIP OF THE HAT TO

THE WASHINGTON D.C. COURT OFAPPEALS

YOU SEE, IN A 2-1 VOTE THECOURT THIS WEEK RULED THAT

RESIDENTS OF THE 36 STATESTHAT HAVE NOT SET UP THEIR

OWN OBAMACARE INSURANCEEXCHANGES CANNOT GET FEDERAL

HEALTH CARE SUBSIDIESBECAUSE THE EXACT WORDS OF

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT SAYTHAT SUBSIDIES ARE AVAILABLE

TO PEOPLE WHO ARE, QUOTE,ENROLLED IN THROUGH AN

EXCHANGE ESTABLISHED BY THESTATE.

AND BECAUSE IT'S WRITTENEXACTLY THAT WAY THE COURT

RULED THAT SUBSIDIES AREONLY AVAILABLE ON

STATE-BASED EXCHANGES, NOTON THE HEALTH CARE.GOV

EXCHANGE AND THEY BASE IT ONTHE WELL ESTABLISHED

PRECEDENT, YOU FORGOT TO SAYSIMON SAYS.

(APPLAUSE)NATION, 5.6-- 5.6 MILLION

PEOPLE COULD NOW LOSE THEIRINSURANCE BECAUSE OF THIS

PHRASEOLOGY.

I BELIEVE THIS IS A TRIUMPHOF TYPO OVER INTENT.

THE DEMOCRATS WHO WROTE THISLAW SHOULD HAVE PROOFREAD IT

OR AT LEAST NOT HAVE SENT ITFROM THEIR iPHONE.

THIS RULING IS JUST THELATEST IN OUR NATION'S LONG

HISTORY OF LEGALLY BINDINGTYPOS.

WHO REQUEST FORGET THE BRIEF,DANGEROUS PERIOD WHEN

AMERICANS ONLY HAD THE RIGHTTO KEEP AND BEAR RAMS.

(LAUGHTER)BUT-- FOLKS AS CONSTITUTIONAL

ORIGINALISTS, ALLCONSERVATIVES BELIEVE THAT

WHEN YOU MAKE A TYPO, YOUHAVE TO STICK WITH IT I MEAN

WHY ELSE WOULD ANYONE NAMETHEIR CHILD REINCE PRIEBUS.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT WAS THEFOUNDER OF PAY PAL, TESLA

AND SPACE X.

I ON THE OTHER HAND ENJOYPIE.

PLEASE WELCOME ELON MUSK.

ELAN THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMINGBACK.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

>> GOOD TO SEE YOU.

>> Stephen: NOW I CAN'TBEGIN TO TELL YOU THE EXCITEMENT

I GET OVER THE THINGS YOUDO.

ALL RIGHT.

TELL PEOPLE, ARE YOU ONE OFTHE FOUNDERS OF PAY PAL.

YOU'RE A SCIENTIST, YOU'REAN INVENTOR.

YOU CREATED THE INITIALCONCEPT FOR SOLAR CITY,

LARGEST PROVIDER OF SOLARPOWER IN THE UNITED STATES,

SPACE X, TESLA AND PAY PAL,ALSO DESIGNED SOMETHING

CALLED THE HYPERLOOP WHICHCAN TRANSPORT RIDERS FROM

L.A. TO SAN FRANCISCO IN 35MINUTES.

AT WHAT POINT-- (APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: AT WHAT POINT DOYOU TIP OVER FROM VISIONARY

TO SUPERVILLAIN?

(LAUGHTER)AND WHERE ARE YOU BUILDING

YOUR SECRET MOUNTAIN LAIR.

>> I'M WONDERING THAT MYSELF,ACTUALLY.

>> Stephen: WHAT I LOVE ABOUTYOU IS THAT YOU SAW THE FUTURE

AS A KID, I IMAGINE, ANDSAID YEAH, LET'S MAKE THAT

HAPPEN.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: BECAUSE THEFUTURE YOU'RE GIVING US IS

THE FUTURE THAT I SAW, I SAWX-MEN ON SATURDAY NIGHT AND

WHEN I WALKED OUT TO MYTESLA BECAUSE I HAVE A

TESLA.

AND IT JUST, IT JUST-- THEDOOR HANDLE CAME OUT, AND I

JUST FELT LIKE IT WAS MYFRIEND.

I SAID I DON'T NEED THE DAMNMOVIE, I'VE GOT A CAR.

>> YEAH, WE KIND OF WANT THECAR TO BE YOUR FRIEND,

ACTUALLY.

IN FACT, WITH THE NEWVERSION OF SOFTWARE COMING

OUT YOU WILL GET TO BE ABLETO NAME YOUR CAR.

LIKE IT'S A PET ORSOMETHING.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: WHAT WOULD YOUNAME YOUR CAR.

>> WELL, I ACTUALLY, SINCE IHAVE THE ADVANCED SOFTWARE,

I HAVE NAMED MY CAR.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: REALLY?

>> YEAH, I NAMED IT OLDFAITHFUL

>> Stephen: THAT'S NICE. DON'TNAME IT OLD YELLER

OR YOU'LLHAVE TO SHOOT IT

>> RIGHT.

>> Stephen: OKAY. LET'S TALKABOUT SPACE X FOR A SECOND.

PEOPLE KNOW YOU ALREADY FROMTESLA.

I WANT TO SHOW A LITTLE BITOF FOOTAGE HERE OF ONE OF

THE TEST FLIGHTS YOU HAVEDONE FOR REUSABLE ROCKETS.

>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: THAT IS ONE OFTHE MOST BAD ASS THINGS I

HAVE EVER SEEN.

(APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: THAT, THAT IS

WHAT WE WERE TOLD ROCKETSWERE GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO

WHEN I WAS READING ALL OFTHOSE '50s SCIENCE FICTION

BOOKS AS A KID.

>> THAT IS WHAT THEY SHOULDDO.

>> Stephen: WHY IS THAT SOIMPORTANT.

>> THE MAIN THING THAT IT ISIMPORTANT IS THAT WE WANT TO

ACHIEVE FULL REUSABILITY WITHROCKETS.

THE WAY ROCKETS WORK TODAY,THEY ARE SINGLE USE.

AND YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT IFYOU HAD AN AIRCRAFT OR CAR

THAT WAS SINGLE USE, NOTMANY PEOPLE WOULD USE IT

BECAUSE IT WOULD BE TOOEXPENSIVE.

SO WE NEED TO MAKE THEROCKETS COMPLETELY REUSABLE

SUCH THAT YOU JUST NEED TORELOAD PROPELLANT TO FLY

AGAIN.

>> Stephen: THIS SEEMS TO MEIS THE KIND OF ROCKET WE

NEED TO BE ABLE TO GO TOMARS.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Stephen: BECAUSE YOUCAN'T GO THERE AND BUILD

ANOTHER ROCKET.

YOU HAVE TO LAND, SUCK SOMEHYDROGEN OUT OF THE WATER

AND SOIL, PACK IT BACK INAND OFF YOU GO.

>> YES.

ACTUALLY, YOU COULDCONCEIVABLY GO TO MARS WITH

AN EXPANDABLE SYSTEM.

BUT YOU WOULD ONLY BE ABLETO SPEND SEND A FEW PEOPLE

MAYBE ON ONE OR TWO MISSIONSAND IN ORDER TO ACTUALLY

ESTABLISH A MARS BASE, THATIS WHERE THE REUSABILITY IS

CRITICAL OTHERWISE IT ISSIMPLY TOO EXPENSIVE.

PEOPLE WON'T BE ABLE TOAFFORD TO MOVE THERE.

>> Stephen: SO MOREIMMEDIATELY THAN GOING TO

MARS, WE'VE GOT TO GET UP TOTHE INTERNATIONAL SPACE

STATION.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: AND THE RUSKIESSAID NO MORE RIDES FOR YOU,

AMERICANSKIES.

>> I BELIEVE RUSSIA SAIDAMERICA SHOULD USE A

TRAMPOLINE TO GET THERE.

NO JOKE.

THEY DID SAY THAT, KIND OFCRAZY.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE THE ONLYCOMPANY ACTUALLY SENDING

PAYLOADS UP TO THEINTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

RIGHT NOW.

THE ONLY PRIVATE COMPANYDOING THAT.

WHAT IS THE NAME OF THECOMPANY THAT IS DOING THAT.

>> SPACE X AND THEN-- ORBITALSCIENCES IS OUR COMPETITOR

FOR-- THEY ALSO TAKE CARGOTO THE SPACE STATION.

>> Stephen: SO OF TWO YOUARE DOING IT.

>> YES, ALTHOUGH WE'RE THEONLY COMPANY THAT BRINGS

STUFF BACK IN TERMS OF CARGOBACK.

>> Stephen: SO IF I WEREGOING TO GO UP, I WOULD WANT

TO GO WITH YOU GUYS.

>> YES, IF YOU WANT THERETURN JOURNEY.

>> Stephen: I DON'T WANT AONE WAY TICKET.

>> RIGHT, RIGHT.

>> Stephen: NOW THAT THERUSSIANS HAVE SAID THEY'RE

TO THE GOING TO GIVE USRIDES ANY MORE, HOW GOOD IS

THAT FOR YOU.

CAN YOU STEP UP AND TAKEOVER FOR ITS MANNED FLIGHTS?

>> I MEAN, ARGUABLY, WITHENEMIES LIKE THAT, WHO NEEDS

FRIENDS.

BUT YEAH, I SUPPOSE RUSSIAIS BEING HELPFUL, YEAH-- .

>> Stephen: DID YOU THINK ABOUTSPENDING THEM SOME FLOWERS,.

>> SURE.

>> Stephen: HOW LONG BEFOREYOU ARE SENDING MEN UP OR

WOMEN.

>> YEAH, SO WE-- WE HOPE TOBE SENDING PEOPLE UP IN

ABOUT 2 TO 3 YEARS WITH DRAGONVERSION 2, THE

SPACECRAFT IS ABLE TO LANDPROPULSIVELY AND WITH

PRECISION.

>> Stephen: LIKE THAT THINGJUST DID.

>> YEAH, SIMILAR TO THATALTHOUGH IT HAS 8 SIDE

MOUNTED THRUSTERS AND USESDIFFERENTIAL THROTTLING FOR

CONTROL INSTEAD OF THE MAINENGINE.

>> Stephen: YOU DON'T HAVETO TELL ME

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: CAN YOU HANG ON

A SECOND?

I WANT TO TALK MORE HERE FORA SECOND.

WE HAVE TO TAKE A COMMERCIALBREAK.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITHMORE FROM ELON MUSK.

STICK AROUND.

>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

I AM HERE WITH SPACE X ANDTESLA MOTORS FOUNDER ELON

MUSK.

THE TWO OF US ARE TALKING ASI SAID I'VE GOT A TESLA AND

I LOVE THE CAR.

AND IT'S MILES-- IT'S THEBEST DAMN GOLF CART I'VE

EVER DRIVEN. IT REALLY, THEACCELERATION IS INCREDIBLE.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: INCREDIBLYCOMFORTABLE.

THEY WON'T LET ME TAKE IT ONTHE LINKS AT MY CLUB BUT

OTHER THAN THAT, YOURECENTLY MADE ALL THE

PATENTS FOR TESLA AVAILABLETO EVERYBODY.

SAY WE ARE NOT GOINGTO PROSECUTE PEOPLE IF THEY USE

OUR PATENTED TECHNOLOGY

OF TESLA.

WHY ARE YOU GIVING AWAY THESTORE LIKE THAT.

WHY ARE YOU BEING THE EDWARDSNOWDEN OF YOU

>> RIGHT. I'M NOT SURE IF THISIS

THE RIGHT ANALOGY, BUT IF WEARE ALL ON A SHIP TOGETHER

AND WE-- AND THERE'S SOMEHOLES IN THE SHIP AND WE

ARE BAILING WATER OUT, ANDWE HAVE A GREAT DESIGN FOR A

BUCKET, THEN YOU KNOW, EVENIF WE ARE BAILING OUT WAY

BETTER THAN EVERYBODY ELSE,WE SHOULD PROBABLY STILL

SHARE THE BUCKET DESIGN.

BECAUSE WE'RE ALL GOING TOSINK.

(APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: LAST QUESTION,

YOU'RE A FUTURE MAN, WHERE IS MYJET PACK.

>> YOU KNOW, YOUCAN-- ACTUALLY IF YOU LOOK

ON YOUTUBE THERE IS A LOT OFINTERESTING VIDEO.

>> Stephen: I DON'T WANT ACAT IN THE JET PACK, I WANT

TO GET IN THE JET PACK

>> Stephen: HAVE YOU WORKEDON A JET PACK OF YOUR OWN.

>> I HAVEN'T, NO.

NO, I-- I'M NOT SURE ABOUT JETPACKS.

THERE IS SOME FUNDAMENTALPHYSICS THAT MAKE IT VERY

DIFFICULT TO HAVE A JET PACKIT WOULD BE VERY NOISY.

>> Stephen: IT'S HARD TO LAND A ROCKET ON ITS TAIL

TOO.

>> TRUE.

>> Stephen: EYES ON THEPRIZE.

>> BUT YOU KNOW, SOMETHING ITHINK WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE

IS IF THAT AIRCRAFT SHOULDHAVE VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND

LANDING.

>> Stephen: LIKE A HARRIER.

>> KIND OF LIKE A HARRIERBUT IT'S BETTER TO MOVE WITH

THE FAN THEN IT IS TO DUCTTHE AIR.

>> Stephen: RIGHT NOW THEHARRIER DOES IT WITH DUCTS?

AND DUCT TAPE, ONE IMAGINES.

>> I THINK THE HARRIER IS AGREAT PLANE BUT I THINK

THERE IS A REAL OPPORTUNITYTO HAVE A VERTICAL TAKEOFF

AND LANDING, ELECTRICSUPERSONIC JET.

>> Stephen: ELECTRIC JET.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: THAT SHOOTSSPARKS OUT THE BACK.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

HOW DO YOU HAVE AN ELECTRICJET.

>> YOU USE AN ELECTRIC MOTOR TODRIVE A FAN.

>> Stephen: OKAY, OKAY.

>> YEAH.

>> IT'S-- ACTUALLY JETAIRCRAFT ARE MOSTLY SOUND

DRIVEN-- TRADITIONAL JETAIRCRAFT LIKE WHEN YOU SEE

SOMETHING CALLED A JETENGINE LIKE ON A TRIPLE 7,

IT'S GOT THAT HUGE-- ITLOOKS HUGE, AND THAT IS

BECAUSE MOST OF THEPROPULSION IS REALLY COMING

FROM THE FAN.

SO-- .

>> Stephen: SO YOU NEED ABIG FAN.

>> YEAH.

IT'S REALLY-- .

>> Stephen: REALLY IT'S APROP PLANE THAT THEY DRESSED

UP TO LOOK LIKE A JET.

>> KIND OF THAT, YEAH.

>> Stephen: I HAVE BEEN LIEDTO.

>> WELL, THERE'S SOME VALUETO HAVING DUCTS BUT IT'S

ACTUALLY MORE EFFICIENT TOHAVE AN OPEN FAN IF YOU JUST

CARE ABOUT EFFICIENCY PERMILE BUT YOU CAN GO FASTER

IF YOU HAVE A DUCTSITUATION.

>> Stephen: WHAT IS NEXT,WHAT IS THE NEXT THING, WHAT

ARE GOING TO BLOW MY MINDWITH?

>> WELL-- WHAT DO YOU WISHTHERE WAS?

(LAUGHTER)(APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: I WISH THEREWEREN'T ANY CABLES.

I WISH THAT COMPUTERS DIDN'THAVE TO BE TYPED INTO.

I THINK THE MOUSE ON THEKEYBOARD IS TERRIBLE.

IT'S A TERRIBLE INTERFACE,THAT I SHOULD HAVE A

RELATIONSHIP WITH THEMACHINE AND I WOULD HAVE A

DISCUSSION OF MY NEEDS ANDIT WOULD DO IT.

>> RIGHTS.

>> Stephen: AND I ALSO THINKTHAT CABLES ON ANYTHING IS

TERRIBLE.

NOT COMMUNICATION, BUTCHARGING CABLES AS WELL.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: THAT I WOULDJUST WALK INTO MY HOUSE AND

THINGS WAS CHARGE.

>> RIGHT.

>> Stephen: OR I WOULD HAVEA SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE TO A

CHARGING SYSTEM AND THATANYWHERE I WENT IN THE

UNITED STATES, THERE WOULDBE A CHARGE THAT WOULD

FOLLOW ME AROUND.

>> RIGHT, RIGHT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: WILL YOU GET

BACK TO ME.

>> NO, WE'LL DO IT.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU, ELONMUSK, SPACEX, TESLA MOTORS

AND WIRELESS CHARGING.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

ARE YOU GOING TO SEND PEOPLE TOMARS?

>> WE'RE ASPIRING TO SENDPEOPLE TO MARS.

>> I THINK THAT'S FANTASTIC.

WHY?

THOUGH?

>> [LAUGHTER]>> I DO. I MEAN I DO.

I HONESTLY THINK IT IS SUPEREXCITING,

A HUGE SCIENCE FICTION FAN.

BUT WHY WOULD WE WANT TO GO?

YOU'VE SEEN THE PICTURES.

I THINK TWO MAIN REASONS.

ONE IS THAT IF HUMANITY IS ONMORE THAN ONE PLANET, IF WE ARE

A MULTI PLANET SPECIES, AND ASPACE RANK CIVILIZATION,

THEN CIVILIZATION AS WE KNOW IT,HUMANITY AS WE KNOW IT,

CONSCIOUSNESS WOULD LIKELY

PROPAGATE THE FUTURE MUCHFURTHER THAN A SINGLE PLANET

SPECIES, AND ALTHOUGH WE'REQUITE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT LIFE

ON EARTH, AT SOME POINT THEREIS LIKELY TO BE SOME

CALAMITY, EVENNATURAL, MAN MADE.

>> DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHATTHAT MIGHT BE?

>> THERE ARE A FEW OPTIONS.

I'M NOT A DOOMSDAY -- IDID SAY MULTIPLE PLANET --

NOT LIKE ANOTHER PLANET, BUT ADIFFERENT ONE.

ONE PLANET BUT A DIFFERENT ONE.

I REALLY THINK IT'S IMPORTANTTHAT WE ARE ON MULTIPLE PLANETS

AND A SPACE RANK CIVILIZATION--I THINK THAT'S--

THAT SORT OF PRESERVES THEFUTURE OF HUMANITY, LIFE

INSURANCE COLLECTIVELY.

SOME OF THE DEFENSE ARGUMENT.

NOW, THE ONE I FIND ACTUALLYMORE INTERESTING OR MORE

MOTIVATING IS THAT IT WOULD BEJUST THE GREATEST ADVENTURE

EVER.

AND IT WOULD BE REALLY EXCITING.

INSPIRING.

>> BUT DANGEROUS.

JUMPING OFF THE CLIFF IS ANADVENTURE UNTIL YOU STOP

SUDDENLY.

>> RIGHT.

EXACTLY.

>> HAVING FAMILIES ANDEVERYTHING ON MARS?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> MARS AIN'T THE KIND OF PLACEYOU RAISE YOUR KIDS.

>> [LAUGHTER]>> IT'S COLD AS HELL.

AND THERE IS NO ONE THERE TORAISE THEM IF YOU DID.

[LAUGHTER]>> WELL, I MEAN MY SORT OF TERM

FOR MARS IS THAT IT IS AFIXER UPPER PLANET.

IT WILL TAKE SOME WORK.BUT IT'S POSSIBLE

TO TRANSFORM MARS ULTIMATELYINTO A EARTH LIKE PLANET,

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> THAT'S IT FOR ITS REPORT,

EVERYBODY, GOOD NIGHT.

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