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Old 04-28-2016, 01:05 AM
 
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Man OP who is it or give us a GOOD hint! You said you would on page 4, in case you don't know it's page 6 now.
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Old 04-28-2016, 02:10 AM
 
Location: Estonia
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Man OP who is it or give us a GOOD hint! You said you would on page 4, in case you don't know it's page 6 now.
OP is a fraud, report him now!
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Manchester NH
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OP is a fraud, report him now!
person is of south African origin
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Elon Musk

Elon Musk - Wiki

The Billionaire Businessman and Internet Entrepreneur is founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors; chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of OpenAI; co-founder of Zip2; and co-founder of PayPal.

Musk has stated that the goals of SolarCity, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX revolve around his vision to change the world and humanity. His goals include reducing global warming through sustainable energy production and consumption, and reducing the "risk of human extinction" by "making life multiplanetary" by setting up a human colony on Mars. He has envisioned a high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop, and has proposed a VTOL supersonic jet aircraft with electric fan propulsion, known as the Musk electric jet.

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Old 04-28-2016, 05:51 AM
 
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Why would Elon Musk be the most powerful person on earth?

He made his money off Paypal, hardly a well-known brand. He has a car company with lots of hype but, to this point, barely any sales.

He isn't even close to the most important person in the auto industry, to same nothing of the world.
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Old 04-28-2016, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Why would Elon Musk be the most powerful person on earth?

He made his money off Paypal, hardly a well-known brand. He has a car company with lots of hype but, to this point, barely any sales.

He isn't even close to the most important person in the auto industry, to same nothing of the world.
Firstly he's of South African Origin, secondly he has a vision for saving mankind through "making life multiplanetary", something which Professor Stephen Hawking has proposed as the way forward for mankind, he is also at the cutting edge of sustainable energy production and consumption, a new technology which may benefit the planet and environment and wants to revolutionise transportation.

Stephen Hawking: humanity needs to live in space or die out, physicist warns via hologram | Science | News | The Independent

Stephen Hawking Predicts Humans Won't Last Another 1,000 Years On Earth

Prof Stephen Hawking: disaster on planet Earth is a near certainty - Telegraph

Elon Musk planning SpaceX mission to Mars by 2018 - The Guardian

At least his objectives are to improve our planet and to be a power for the good of mankind as opposed to the number of warmongers, despots and dictators, self serving politicians, media tycoons and unethical business people who usually hold global power.

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Old 04-28-2016, 07:43 AM
 
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Firstly he's of South African Origin, secondly he has a vision for saving mankind through "making life multiplanetary", something which Professor Stephen Hawking has proposed as the way forward for mankind, he is also at the cutting edge of sustainable energy production and consumption, a new technology which may benefit the planet and environment and wants to revolutionise transportation.
I'm not understanding why any of these reasons support the thread question. You are saying that Elon Musk is the most powerful person in the world because of 1. His country of origin and 2. His visions for saving mankind? Don't get it.

His country of origin is completely irrelevant to the question. If he were Slovakian he would not be more or less important. He isn't among the most important people in the world, so could hardly be the most powerful person in the world. There are many billionaire dreamers, people like Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Mike Bloomberg; it isn't clear why one would be singled out.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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I'm not understanding why any of these reasons support the thread question. You are saying that Elon Musk is the most powerful person in the world because of 1. His country of origin and 2. His visions for saving mankind? Don't get it.
The OP said he's South African, and he is investing in new technology tha has the power to help change life on this planet and help to spread the human population by populating other planets, this helping to secure the future and very existence of mankind itself.

I am sorry if you don't get it.

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His country of origin is completely irrelevant to the question. If he were Slovakian he would not be more or less important. He isn't among the most important people in the world, so could hardly be the most powerful person in the world. There are many billionaire dreamers, people like Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Mike Bloomberg; it isn't clear why one would be singled out.
Once again the OP Winterfall8324 has stated -

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person is of south African origin
None of the namres you mention is of South African origin and although Richard Branson is involved in a commercial spacecraft, he does not have the same scope of vision and has not expressed the same interest in relation to "making life multiplanetary".

Elon Musk has power in the hi-tech internet sector, in the Artificial Intelligence Sector with OpenAI, in the auto business through Tesla Motors a company at the cutting edge of sustainable energy, in the aerospace industry through SpaceX a further cutting edge company than is planning a mission to Mars in 2018, because he’s a billionaire, and because he’s a highly respected tech visionary who is carrying out substantial research in a vast array of new technologies.




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Old 04-28-2016, 09:04 AM
 
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No, I'm still not getting it.

Question- Who is the most powerful person in the world?

Your answer- Elon Musk

Question- Why?

Your answer- Because he's South African and because he's a dreamer.

Sorry, but no. None of this makes any sense. If he were Moldovan would it make a difference? Of course not. And there are dozens of other billionaires with similar earth-changing ambitions; not clear why only one would be singled out.
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:07 AM
 
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No, I'm still not getting it.

Question- Who is the most powerful person in the world?

Your answer- Elon Musk

Question- Why?

Your answer- Because he's South African and because he's a dreamer.

Sorry, but no. None of this makes any sense. If he were Moldovan would it make a difference? Of course not. And there are dozens of other billionaires with similar earth-changing ambitions; not clear why only one would be singled out.
The person in question is of South African origin according to the OP.

Whilst he's also not merely a dreamer, a lot of what he is doing has a stark reality to it and he is listed in the most influential people on the planet by publications such as Forbes. Do you know of some other South African who fits the criteria, if so then why don't you enlighten us all.

Elon Musk planning SpaceX mission to Mars by 2018 -The Guardian

Elon Musk hints that his next project could be an Electric Plane - The Guardian

Elon Musk plans launch of 4000 satellites to bring Wi-Fi to most remote locations on Earth | News | Lifestyle | The Independent

SpaceX just landed its first military contract - Apr. 28, 2016

Winning MIT design for Hyperloop passenger pod revealed by Elon Musk | News | Lifestyle | The Independent

Elon Musk's vacuum train could be sped up by crowdfunded test track | Daily Mail Online

Elon Musk fuels speculation of Tesla Model 4 | The Week UK

Elon Musk: Tesla's Autopilot is twice as safe as humans*

Elon Musk and Peter Thiel back billion dollar OpenAI research firm | Daily Mail Online

Elon Musk, Silicon Valley Elite Launch 'Open' Artificial Intelligence With $1 Billion

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