Monday, 3 October 2016

Elon Musk and Mars colonization...

I rarely write articles these days because of my hectic work and travel schedule but I hope next year I will be able to share my experiences as a technology entrepreneur from Ghana and my hope to solve Africa's problem with technology. I am currently in Berlin for the next few weeks !

I posted this article originally on my facebook wall.

A few months ago I spoke to Brian Lim a technologist who has founded several startups in the
satellite & aerospace industry in the last decade and asked him about his thoughts on Elon Musk's SpaceX projects. In his view there hasn't been much innovation in the aerospace industry since humans went to space in the 1960's and Elon Musk is a genius who is disrupting and making it faster , less expensive and convenient for aerospace travels.

I watched Elon Musk's keynote on making Humans a multiplanetary species and you can see below ( video ) a simulation of how humans will be transported to Mars at a cost of $ 10 Billion per person and the first flight might take off in 2022. This is simply amazing and some of us are seeing our childhood dreams come to life. The cost is very high just like every other technology ( computers, printers , mobile phones ) in the beginning but im sure it might go as low as $100 k per person in the next 30 - 50 years. Elon who is a South African born entrepreneur is building the future with science and technology.

I cant wait to see what the trials , pilot and further simulations will look like in the next few years. In the end I believe humans will give the instructions and machines will carry out the action. I salute and i'm inspired by Elon Musk !