Elon Musk to deliver a TED Talk on Apr 28 – Theme: “The Future You”

Apr 25 2017 | by Iqtidar Ali

Update: At TED 2017 Elon Musk revealed the 3D animated concept video of the Tunnels he wants to create with his new company “The Boring Company”. To get an idea of what Elon Musk might have talked about on “The Future Us” I seriously recommend reading Wait But Why blog’s post Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future. Neuralink is a neurotechnology company founded by Elon Musk last year.

Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will be delivering a talk at TED 2017 on Fri Apr 28, 2017. The 5 day long sold-out event started Monday 24th Apr where inspirational leaders from different walks of life have gathered to speak on the main theme “The Future You”. This year’s TED is happening in Vancouver BC, Canada.

This year’s event focuses on “the most insistent questions of our time and to envision the collective future of the planet”. The main theme is segmented into 11 sub-topics or eleven sessions. A single session covers the ideas of multiple speakers given around 18 minutes each to deliver their point-of-view.

Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference started 33 years ago in 1984 and became a consistent annual event by 1990. Their slogan is “ideas worth spreading” and they remain true to their mission by freely distributing the talks given by leading personalities with inspiring or radical thoughts, inventive ideas or the story of their path to success.

Elon Musk gave his first TED interview in 2013 (video below) when Tesla was going through their 2nd phase of the Master Plan (Mode S the medium price/medium volume car).

Update: You can watch the full Elon Musk interview/talk at TED 2017 at the end of the post.

The 11th & final session Elon Musk will headline is called “The Future Us” where Elon along with other speakers will interpret what the future holds for us and what should be our direction for survival or success.

This session of 7 distinguished speakers will commence from 9:15AM to 12:00PM PDT. Below is the photo-list of the speakers (courtesy: TED 2017 Website).

Ted Talk 2017 - 11th session speakers along with Elon Musk
Ted Talk 2017 - 11th session speakers along with Elon Musk

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Iqtidar Ali

Iqtidar Ali is a long time web developer and now writing for his childhood passion 'cars' further boosted by the advent of electric vehicles especially Tesla.

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