Elonization Of The World — Is Elon Musk A Cultural Moment?

The billionaire is creating the society of tomorrow.

Michel Kana, Ph.D

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We all heard about Elon Musk and his personality, who I have been following for over ten years.

Today, people look at him as the richest man in the world.

If we consider all the places he is trying to take humanity, Elon Musk’s overall fusion of popular culture with his projects and persona gives him a unique resonance with people.

I believe, Elon Musk is himself a cultural moment, a butterfly effect that is radically changing views about how society will work, at three levels.

Human Becoming Real Cyborgs

Brain-machine interfaces are one of those incredible ideas that were once the reserve of science fiction.

Elon Musk's company NeuraLink is creating an implant into our brain that could remove the barrier between thoughts and the expression of thoughts, as words, painting, or music.

According to Elon, people are in effect already “cyborgs” because they have a tertiary “digital layer” thanks to phones, computers, and apps. NeuraLink's tiny, easily implantable device will instantly read and relay neural activity.

Apart from revolutionizing brain-machine communication, NeuraLink opens new possibilities to repair our bodies and cure diseases, but also ways to hack into our mind.

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Alien Rocks Ending Poverty

Elon Musk’s company SpaceX is pioneering space traveling and Mars colonization. Mining base materials will be a huge part of that, so perhaps Elon is considering it more than we imagine.

I believe that the biggest impact of shipping a large number of alien rocks back to earth would be on our monetary system.

The continued growth of digital currencies and blockchain technology is significantly changing the world of payments and finance. Unlike most cryptocurrencies that have speculative value, an alien-rock-backed token’s value will be…

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Michel Kana, Ph.D

Husband & Dad. Mental health advocate. Top Medium Writer. 20 years in IT. AI Expert @Harvard. Empowering human-centered organizations with high-tech.