The mythology of world-changing startups is strong in Silicon Valley, the eye of the computing and internet cyclone. While its founding fathers have indeed revolutionized our economy, giving birth to GAFAnomics, their supremacy is increasingly challenged by Chinese behemoths, their karma is scrutinized by locked-in citizens, and their ability to tackle the crucial issues of our time - among which global warming - is cynically questioned. But wasn’t technology supposed to solve all our problems?
Elon Musk, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, who is perfectly fit for an epic tale and a Marvel blockbuster, yet still believes so. Some of his companies - PayPal, SpaceX, Hyperloop and Tesla - are aiming at rebuilding structural industries for the better: Banking, Space, Transportation and Energy.
This is our take on one of them: Tesla, a company that intends to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy by laying out a clear vision for the future, by building a 21st century industrial from scratch, and by reinventing transportation and energy through software- enabled networks.