Joe Rogan Talks to Weed-Smoking Elon Musk About Supersonic Planes And More

The two hour interview included the CEO's musings and plans on merging with AI and building city-to-city rocket powered transportation as well as revelations regarding his mind's inner workings and current projects.
Loukia Papadopoulos

In an interview that made headlines as soon as it was released, Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder Elon Musk was seen smoking weed, sipping whiskey and talking supersonic electric planes and more. The clip courtesy of the Joe Rogan Experience caused quite the furor. 

But before people get too crazy, it must be noted that Musk revealed he was not by any means a regular weed smoker as the substance harms productivity. "It's like a cup of coffee in reverse," said wisely the CEO.

His phone also started to buzz with what he informed host Joe Rogan was "text messages from friends saying, 'What the hell are you doing smoking weed?'" More importantly, during the in-depth conversation, Musk discussed complicated topics such as the difficulties of running Tesla, calling it his "hardest" job.

"It's very difficult to keep a car company alive," explained the entrepreneur. However, later in the interview, Musk revealed where his passion and consistent dedication to the firm comes from when he described our addiction to fossil fuels as “the dumbest experiment in human history.”

Rogan asked if it was already too late for us, using some colorful language, to which Musk replied that it was not “but the momentum to sustainable energy is too slow.”

He also shared that he has developed preliminary designs for a supersonic, electric plane but that the aircraft "isn't important right now." “Electric cars are important, solar energy is important, stationary storage of energy is important. These things are much more important than creating electric supersonic VTOL," said Musk.

The CEO further revealed that his computer-brain connecting project Neuralink may be out in a just a few months and will be offering some very powerful advancements. "Best case scenario, we effectively merge with AI," teased Musk.

Rogan and Musk further discussed Hyperloop, living in a simulation, the dangers of Boring Company flamethrowers, potential failures, the complications of the genius CEO's brain, the potential for AI to be used against humans and much much more. The video is over two hours long so no stone was left unturned and more than a few surprises were revealed.



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