Predicting a similar fate for self-driving vehicles, Musk expects by the end of next year, self-driving will encompass essentially all modes of driving and be at least 100-200 percent safer than a human driver. And while it won't be capable of getting anyone to Mars just yet, he said it would be able to do short up and down flights and have a liftoff thrust twice that of a Saturn 5, the NASA rocket at the heart of the Apollo program. "People have told me that my timelines historically have been optimistic", he said to great laughter from the audience.
There's also the topic of artificial intelligence. "We have to figure out some way to ensure that the advent of digital superintelligence is one which is symbiotic with humanity. They certainly don't think it's possible, but if we do they'll up their game".
"I think it's unlikely that we'll never have a world war again", he said. He's also thinking about the night life on Mars.
"For the early people that go to Mars, it will be far more risky", he said. But he really raised eyebrows when asked the source of his inspiration.
Police Need Help Identifying Possible Victim
It's possible that the photo wasn't taken by police and is an old picture discovered among McArthur's possessions. Police said they were investigating the possibility of even more victims in the case.
Missouri officer killed, 2 hurt when sent to wrong house
The Clinton police officer killed in a shootout Tuesday had just returned to the force last fall to fill in for the loss of Ofc. Authorities said the two wounded officers were able to get out of the house, taking a woman inside with them as they retreated.