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Top 10 Ways Elon Musk is Changing the World — TopTenzNet →Subscribe for new videos every day! http://bit.ly/toptenzsubscribe →10 Reasons Bruce Lee was a Superhuman: http://bit.ly/1Hl4mVu Entertaining and educational top 10 lists from TopTenzNet! Brand new videos 7 days a week! Videos are published at 6pm EST every day! Other TopTenz Videos: You probably know Elon Musk as either a billionaire who’s as close as we’re likely to get to a real life Tony Stark, or that guy who keeps saying crazy stuff about how robots are taking over the world and we’re all going to live on Mars. However you see him, Musk is spending all of his time and money shaping the future of our world. Here’s how he’s doing it: Text version: http://www.toptenz.net/10-ways-elon-musk-is-making-the-world-a-better-place.php Coming up: 10. PayPal 9. SpaceX 8. Tesla Cars 7. Tesla Museum 6. Future of Life Institute 5. Nevada Gigafactory 4. Mars Colony 3. Reusable Rockets 2. Self-Driving Cars 1. Hyperloop Source/Further reading: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1676437/Elon-Musk#ref1121137 http://www.wired.com/2012/10/ff-elon-musk-qa/all/ http://live.theverge.com/tesla-motors-ceo-elon-musk-live-blog-d11/ https://www.cars.com/articles/2013/11/how-quickly-does-the-tesla-model-s-battery-charge/ http://theoatmeal.com/blog/tesla_museum http://theoatmeal.com/blog/musk_tesla_museum https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2015/01/15/elon-musk-puts-down-10-million-to-fight-skynet/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2970810/A-motor-industry-behemoth-rises-desert-sands-Elon-Musk-s-new-5billion-Tesla-Gigafactory-capable-producing-500-000-batteries-year-begins-shape-Nevada.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2634046/Elon-Musk-says-SpaceX-making-progress-Mars-colony-2020-plans-sell-tickets-500-000.html http://www.space.com/25636-spacex-reusable-rocket-test-elon-musk.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3wZRdg-Tmo http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/7/4308288/elon-musk-talks-google-driverless-tech-tesla http://www.slashgear.com/tesla-model-s-d-adds-awd-self-driving-auto-pilot-09350117/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2912170/LA-San-Francisco-half-hour-moves-closer-Elon-Musk-reveals-plans-Hyperloop-test-track-Texas.html
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Alexandru Hilliard (3 months ago)
meh i have higher ideeas. youll see elon musk youll see ;)
Mike Johnson (4 months ago)
Nikola Tesla is way more famous than Elon Musk
Mike Johnson (4 months ago)
What has he done for humanity
menice (4 months ago)
Hyper loop sounds dope and the idea sound safer than the bullet train
Roy Amstrong (5 months ago)
Elon is the biggest boy ever in the history of human kind, and he's not greedy
santeri lohtander (5 months ago)
Real life tony stark
Alto's Music Lab (6 months ago)
we should let Elon hyperloop everwhere there's US Interstate, he can dig underneath, ok? people will add landing pads just to connect to his network, let him charge enough to disrupt some more industries. Dig it?
Radi Kowalski (8 months ago)
Elon Musk IS Tony Stark! I'm sorry but anyone who is literally putting their own money into creating their crazy dreams become reality and is finding success (Tesla) is a geniu. He's saving our environment via reusable technolog, he's creating a safer society via automated vehicles and he's pushing mankind to achieve the unthinkable (colonising Mars) and he has ideas to save our environment and word. THAT IS A REAL TONY STARK! 👍🏻💖💕
xxSemiSeriousxx (8 months ago)
Correct me if I'm wrong but weren't there a lot of people other then elon involved in getting all this done?
Bhavya Doshi (11 months ago)
Anchor looks like jhonny sins 😂😂🤣
Matisse (11 months ago)
Elone is amazing! This guy is going to change the world like Tesla did before him. Go Musk!
gokunumberone (1 year ago)
i would do anything for elon musk. id follow him to the death. i absolutely admire this man. He is the modern day einstein plus more.
Richard Henry (1 year ago)
He seems more of a science and technology business man. He doesn't create the technology and like everyone is completely controlled by financiers. Stating how expensive his rockets are shouldn't matter. Everything on earth is technically here and free it just takes brilliant minds to create and develop but financiers control everything. They create nothing yet control everything.
Aaron A Asbury (1 year ago)
He also thinks we are all living in a video game...
Robert Tanksley (2 years ago)
Seems like Elon Musk steals a lot of his ideas from Futurama. Tubes, living on mars, etc.
yeah (2 years ago)
Elon musk recently said that people who go to mars will have a chanc to return to earth.
TheAlangoodwin (3 years ago)
Hey I wrote the original version of this article for toptenz.net. Very cool to see it given the Youtube treatment. It's so weird to see a stranger speaking words that I wrote.
Justin Watkins (3 years ago)
I've heard of all these programs but never heard of him.. very interesting
thafactor24 (3 years ago)
wow I'm just hearing about this dude😃
AKzebraMiner (1 year ago)
thafactor24 he's extremely popular...
Steve The Great (3 years ago)
Who the hell is Elon Musk? Sorry I'm australian.
fydjub (3 years ago)
I like this guy he is really a real life tony stark he has his pocket book open to many projects and ideas for the future but as it stands Mars wouldn't be accessible to though's with out money so all it would be is a vacation spot for rich people can any one tell me what movie already had this idea but they did it on a space station that's just a massive self sustaining bio dome shaped like a damn pentagram any way it's only for the unbelievably wealthy. So that's what's sad about this world we live in, money is what keeps humanity from progressing to the future and the people with lots of money are only worried about the power in the world and not concerned with the progression of human evolution humans haven't evolved since we became what we've become I take that back we have evolved but in a way that just kills us faster, humanity i Believe is stuck in an evolutionary rut because of money war and there are people who don't want humanity to progress and evolve and become great.
TIGERZY2K (3 years ago)
The world requires not one but a billion Elon Musks to lift the standards of human beings & remove orthodox people from planet earth. May the innovations from Musk & other scientists replace old fashion practices which retards the technological development of  the world.
Adam Harrison (2 years ago)
Here here
Fishieable (3 years ago)
pfft electric cars not just yet the future is E Bikes lol got one myself for the commute to work. its a 40 mile round trip (using peddle assist) and it took me less than a week to sell my car. i worked out living here in the UK, it was costing me up £3.500 a year just to keep the car on the road and, with raising fuel costs it wasn't going to get cheaper lol. the bike itself only does 15mph top speed, but ironically not siting in congestion, been able to use footpaths and canal ways I've removed 20min off the travel time, from when i was using the car :) and the best thing it costs 50p (at current costs) to fully charge the battery, the charge time is 4 hr dead on. plus.  if i just need to nip out but feel lazy, the E-bike also has a throttle and you get about 15 mile range from using that alone :P and it will pull you up the hills :)  i cant sell E-bike enough lol sorry but they are something well worth a look into and, they don't cost an arm or a leg any more got mine brand spanking new for £600 just search for "Proriderleisure E-bike" they are UK based oh and been UK based the bike can handle the heavy rain without shorting out lol. Edit also new sub here keep up the get work, your shows are great for a viewing marathon lol. Regards Fishieable.
KEVYNATOR (3 years ago)
Why is he trying to play God over unnecessary stupid stuff ?Cant he feed millions of hungry children in the world ?
A Phillips (3 years ago)
+Kevin Xulu That's what he's doing though. Not everyone has to donate their money to staving off the next famine, some people invest in ways of preventing or lessening the impacts of famines, climate change or what have you. That's what Musk and many others are doing. 
KEVYNATOR (3 years ago)
+A Phillips Yeah man!thanks for specifying it .That's what I exactly wanted to say .
A Phillips (3 years ago)
+Kevin Xulu Or make the world a better place for everyone...
brain13th (3 years ago)
Tesla=all money
snake doctor (3 years ago)
thats how you should have fun with your million gazillion fafillion dollars, by making a difference. not scrooge mcducking all them mountains of money
Andres Llopart (3 years ago)
Great man ... using resurces in useful ways... If just all rich people did the same and not just wasting money in stupid fancy cars and lavish parties or giving it to their party animal children to throw away...
Here For The Comments (3 years ago)
*"You probably know Elon Musk..."* I don't. I've only heard his name twice. Here, and in a YouTube interview with the guy who wrote American Ultra. Who are these people I'm supposed to know about and how are other people hearing about them, but not me? Just for shiggles I decided to Ctrl+F the word "who" to see if anyone else was confused about who this Elon Musk guy is. Nope, I'm the only one. Was he in the news or something? What am I missing?
Ethan Mengelberg (3 years ago)
I jus wrote an essay about this guy
KIEON NICHOLAS (3 years ago)
i did know he was on till today
Bill W W (3 years ago)
Cool vid ,and interesting man .I do hope though he has better ideas for making a Mars colony than his latest idea of setting off several hydrogen bombs in secession over the planets axis to heat things up there .
ADreviews76 (3 years ago)
that guy is my new hero
DubstepDinosaurs (3 years ago)
Excellent video man! One correction: The trip to Mars is round-trip, not one-way. Elon said, "Stay if you like, but we need the rockets back. They're expensive."
Vicious Cross (3 years ago)
guess I've been out the loop...first time I've heard of him an he is definitely an impressively capable man. Hope everything he is trying to achieve comes to fruition.
fobudomh (3 years ago)
we need men like these in every country.
Esteban Franchina (3 years ago)
10. Paypal? ok. Because "wire" transactions didn't exist before pay pal, and so many people use it right? I've used it once. And I am 30 years old. So no. Nothing changed with paypal. It is just another option to do what you already did. 9. Espace x. Still hasn't reached velcro or superglue levels of change. And those are not even the greatest. You save money for NASA? Congrats. Change the world? Not so much. 8. Tesla? Less than 0.01% people drive those cars. Niche as it can be. 7. A museum... world changing? Not. 6. AI protection plan. A solution to a problem that doesn't exist. And even if it did, there is no certainty that it will be a problem. 5. Battery factory. Niche. He builds something for him and his needs. Also, battery fluids get "treated" by building a container and burying it in the ground. Real HARD world changing solution: Hydrogen fuel cells. Tail pipe product: H2O. Pair it with renewable energies and truly change the world. 4. Changing Mars. Cool. For the people that will go there in like 20 or 30 years. 3. Reusable rockets. Again space x for the third time? If you have to mil it this much to make a top ten... Still, super niche. Real world problem for comparison: desalination of water for drought stricken countries. 2. Google did it, does it and will keep on doing it. Still, he develops it for his cars. Example of world changing unlicensed production: penicillin. 1. Hyperloop. It will change L.A. and San Francisco. Or the country. Like the US. Yeah. US = the world. US citizen here, but still. He does put money where his mouth is, and some of his projects are cool; but changing the world? I guess after Steve Jobs you needed a replacement for "the guy that takes credit for other people's work just because he payed for it". It's like giving an MVP trophy to a franchise owner when he doesn't even play.
Lemonwhitemacaroon red (6 months ago)
*Panasonic battery*
Chris Balfour (1 year ago)
NASA didn't invent velcro or super glue. Velcro existed and the creators of it wanted it to be associated with NASA for the purpose of advertising. Super glue was invented by accident twice, the second time was by Kodak who finally realized the potential of the invention. This is a reply to a post a year ago, but I don't care - it needs to be said that Elon Musk is out-doing a lot of other famous inventors and he is changing the world.
Esteban Franchina (3 years ago)
+coolbanana165 Thanks for your thoughtful response. We can see things differently. It's all good. :)
Esteban Franchina (3 years ago)
+Ross Calder What I did, do or will do has nothing to do with what I am saying. I don't need to be a doctor to know I have a headache, the same way I don't need to be a world changing character to know what "world change" means.
coolbanana165 (3 years ago)
+Esteban Franchina I disagree with you, and I think it's because you seem to see change in terms of ten years, rather than a hundred years. Long term change sitll counts as changing the world.  Also, the idea is that he is changing the world, not that he has already. 10) I've never used paypal, but people do use it (while its not world changing). 9) Making space flight cheaper will change the world in the future; allowing for space tourism, space business, and colonization of other planets. Also, saving money for NASA means NASA can do more missions. 8) The cars will come down in price, and electric cars are the future. 7) I agree, the museum doesn't matter. 6) Solving problems before they become problems is what you do. Otherwise you have problems, and in this case, potentially catastrophic problems. AI might have no problems, but that will come down to prior planning. 5) Improved productivity for batteries contributes to the future of cars.  4) Colonization will affect humanity 20-100 year from now. It being years away doesn't change the fact that there will be change.  3) Space is the future of humanity. But perhaps you could put space in one category. 2) Yeah, this doesn't seem to be an Elon Musk only tech. 1) Techs spread beyond their home country. It could be the future of trains world-wide.
Claudio Proboste Uribe (3 years ago)
Congrats Simon, this is by far, one of your best vids Greetings
Clepsidra Sideral (3 years ago)
Pronouncing it "loss Angeelees" sound almost obscene, dude.
TopTenz (3 years ago)
+V G Haha, when I try and pronounce it like an American it sounds like I'm putting on a fake US accent ;)
kenstr321 (3 years ago)
4:03 "It's Nevada Not Nevahdah" Ne-Va-Duh. You might say that's just the way I say it, but then you'd be hypocritical for correcting people saying things like "Worcestershire"
Here For The Comments (3 years ago)
+kenstr321 Does he correct people saying things like Worcestershire?
N. Ron Hubble (3 years ago)
This guy is trully amazing.
TheBoyCalledSam (3 years ago)
I had no idea who this just is and after this video the answer to who he is seems to be "some rich guy who throws his money at something because it is labelled as 'the future of tech' no matter how ridiculous the thing is"
Martin Svärdsros (3 years ago)
Great summary!
TopTenz (3 years ago)
+Martin Svärdsros Thanks Martin!
Michael Chavez (3 years ago)
love workin for this guy
Mangaka2004 (3 years ago)
Any chance he becomes like the character of mr. House from Fallout New Vegas ? xD
Kyle Raccoon (3 years ago)
I Am The Raccoon.... I Build Stuff For Other Raccoons.... I Deserve A Honorable Mention
Maria Corns (3 years ago)
Woah dude is pretty amazing!
TaishiEA (3 years ago)
i want to go to mars
carlos gonzalez (3 years ago)
That's not how you land on ksp
Nincadalop (3 years ago)
I admit it, I'm jealous of Elon Musk, he's basically what I'd like to be in my future.
Dominic G (3 years ago)
+whynotanyting learn from him and have your own awesome ideas :)
TopTenz (3 years ago)
+whynotanyting Dream big man!
Brian H (3 years ago)
Yes, the machine apocalypse is coming.  Beware, Beware.
Kevin Unknown (3 years ago)
God, I wish I had the salary I'm projected to make next year, 5 years ago. So I could invest every dime into this man's mind.
Guy Incognito (3 years ago)
Yes lets make public transit go faster so when it does FK up becuase sooner or later it will, everyone dies.
Stitch Is Best (3 years ago)
+TopTenz that sounds to risky 😱😨😵😷
TopTenz (3 years ago)
+Guy Incognito Good point, from now on I'm walking everywhere ;). Scratch that. Crawling everywhere.
Joe Mckeon (3 years ago)
Could Elon Musk be the next Albert Einstein??
Esteban Franchina (3 years ago)
+Joe Mckeon No. Einstein was himself the smart guy that changed the world. Musk just pays smart people like Einstein to achieve what he proclaims to be his inventions. It's like saying the guy who first said "I want to fly" invented flying instead of the Wrigth brothers.
Ben Starling (3 years ago)
+TheAztecGamer messi cant become a basketball player though just like einstein now cant be an inventor
TheAztecGamer (3 years ago)
+Ben Starling they could with training
Ben Starling (3 years ago)
+Joe Mckeon They aren't really comparable. Musk is an inventor whereas einstein was a physicist. It's like saying a basketball player will be the next messi
Peter Cohen (3 years ago)
No mention of Solar City? That is Elon Musk's brain child and he funded it as well, except he has his cousins actually running it. Solar City is the proof project that solar power is right now cost effective. Solar City makes a profit installing solar power systems on people's homes "for no money" from the home owner! Solar City installs it themselves at their own cost and then sells the electricity to the homeowner for 'less' that what the existing electric utility sells it. You can go fully solar and it won't cost you anything up front, you will save money, and Elon Musk will make money. How that isn't a total game changer, I don't know.
Sara Law (2 years ago)
+Peter Cohen Have you heard of Powur yet? We're the new networking leg leading Solar City's national expansion - headed to Mexico also before the year is over. End game is to take people off grid. We gather the leads, we earn the commissions and residuals. https://raremedia.wistia.com/medias/2agsi41c4y
southbound1969 (3 years ago)
...except Solar City just pulled out of Nevada after the power company killed the subsidies.
Nathan (3 years ago)
+Mark Smith yes, because Tesla owners change swap their battery packs every day, and don't prefer the FREE super charging stations.
Mark Smith (3 years ago)
+Peter Cohen Shows the success of scamming the government but totally non-viable without massive government subsidies both in supply and usage- some of which are being cut. Tesla Cars are also a scam- supposed to have a quickchange battery but in reality it takes an hour to change with approximate equipment and much longer in an average garage.
Not Chico and Pico (3 years ago)
+Peter Cohen the ;-) in combination with your profile pic is creepy af
Nathan Dudani (3 years ago)
Yes 1080p 60fps
Jesse Parsons (3 years ago)
Australia needs the hyper loop...
Alucard (3 years ago)
+TopTenz But Mostly Australia, our country could do with a bit of smaller, considering we are the population of new york with the size of the US Mainland almost.
TopTenz (3 years ago)
+Jesse Parsons Everyone needs the hyper loop.
Zaadin19 (3 years ago)
+Jesse Parsons It would also be the perfect testing grounds. Lots of empty uninhabitable space but also a real human population that could use the Hyper Loop. Russia too.
joshua toomey (3 years ago)
Not really changing the world considering everything he makes is super expensive aren't those cars like 130 000 to buy.
SwenglishGamer (1 year ago)
joshua toomey the new tesla model 3 will just be 35 k for a 4 door saloon that can do 200 miles on ONE CHARGE. Given a few more years, he will be selling electric cars better and cheaper than normal cars!
Dominic G (3 years ago)
+Oswald Rayleigh they actually are, Nissan with the Leaf, Chevrolet with the Bolt, Volkswagen gonna change for EV... but Toyota gonna go for Fuel Cell.. because they love to give money to oil industries
Oswald Rayleigh (3 years ago)
+joshua toomey well indirectly, I hope the existence of Tesla cars that selling electric cars like hot cakes will trigger many famous automobile manufacturer to fully release their electric cars to the market, and make the competition fiercer and drag the price down
evilempireUK (3 years ago)
+joshua toomey All things are expensive at 1st (internet, mobile phones, etc) but when they become more commercially popular and there is more market competition the price becomes more affordable to the average consumer.
John Hoey (3 years ago)
Fair enough but while you have new shiny Tesla's I'm just sitting here hoping to buy a gen 1 miata
beaconcontrol inc. (3 years ago)
Siri will take over the universe
rick9021090210 (3 years ago)
man... I hope the secret-est secret project from Elon Musk, is a self sustained power supply for homes that plug directly onto the power mains and liberates us from the electric companies... He is the perfect example that you can still make millions and bring new technologies that replace old ones fast... and in a sense, cheaper... a lot cheaper... I mean, a fully electric car that goes as fast as your average exotic? for less money? as of now!? shure, many other companies are now trying that out... but still, Elon showed them the way... Too bad I will never have the joy to even get inside a model S car, but maybe in the next life... xD
Sean Bryant (3 years ago)
and all the profit he makes off of us buying his products goes right back into his companies to change the world even more. He is a very inspiring and generous man, doing things for the world and asking for nothing in return.

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