There is probably no contemporary figure more baffling—and polarizing—than Elon Musk. Alongside his outsize entrepreneurial ventures—Tesla and SpaceX, among them—there is his public persona: charming, puckish, combative, mercurial. He has aroused admiration and scorn in about equal measure. What are we to make of him?
Wall Street Journal
"Elon Musk" Review: Move Fast, Blow Things Up
At a certain point Musk realized that technological progress was not inevitable. It could stop. It could backslide.