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Letter: The vision of Elon Musk
August 16, 2013, 05:00 AM Letter

Editor,

A thinker like Tesla CEO Elon Musk comes along once in a lifetime. He has a bachelor’s degree in physics and seems to have a gift for surrounding himself with others who make dreams a reality. We all would be wise to pay more attention to a man who is currently making a wonderful looking electric car (for profit), sending rocket ships into outer space (SpaceX) and putting solar panels (SolarCity) on roofs. There seems to be no limit to his capabilities.

Now Elon Musk is addressing high-speed rail. The proposed high-speed rail in California has been a fiasco from the beginning and is starting to look as over budget as another circus in California, the Bay Bridge. Yes, Elon’s proposed $6 billion budget for Hyperloop may be way off but is a far cry less then the proposed ever rising high-speed rail figure of $69 billion. All the people on (and off) the California High-Speed Rail Authority owe it to California taxpayers to listen to what Elon Musk has offered. Amazingly enough, he is even willing to put some of his own money into the project.

Not too long ago we lost Steve Jobs, a man who was another brilliant thinker. While Elon Musk is with us, we would be wise to listen to him closely. California needs all the help it can get.

David Thom

San Carlos

 

 

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