Elon Musk

What would life on Mars actually look like?

2 December 2023 9:00 am

It would need more than 100 million people to make it viable for a start – living in airlocked, subterranean bases, producing food and oxygen in artificially-lit greenhouses

The FBI has a problem with Catholics

19 August 2023 9:00 am

  On board Aello She was built in 1921, a beautiful wooden ketch that is as graceful to look at…

The end of the Silicon Valley dream

4 June 2023 5:00 pm

It is difficult, given what Silicon Valley has become, to convey exactly what it was like in the 1970s and…

Elon Musk is right about BBC funding

11 April 2023 1:53 am

The BBC has today been using its various news platforms to protest against being described as ‘government funded’ by Twitter.…

What Elon Musk doesn't get about peace

8 October 2022 2:58 am

The power one person can hold should never be underestimated. They can take people’s lives, as Vladimir Putin does, or…

How humans may populate the universe in the billions of years ahead

16 July 2022 9:00 am

How humans may populate the universe in the billions of years ahead

Why are progressives scared of Elon Musk?

12 May 2022 1:14 am

Billionaire edgelord Elon Musk has just given progressives another reason to dread his ongoing attempt to buy Twitter. The founder…

The fight is on to censor Elon Musk’s Twitter

6 May 2022 2:58 am

If Elon Musk truly intends to make Twitter a free-speech platform, he’s clearly got a fight on his hands. That…

How Disney fell foul of Florida’s governor

30 April 2022 9:00 am

How Disney fell foul of Florida’s governor

Can Elon Musk take on the tech censors?

30 April 2022 9:00 am

Is Elon Musk a match for the tech censors?

Why Brussels fears Elon Musk

27 April 2022 8:55 pm

Thierry Breton, the European Commission for the internal market, lost no time in rattling his sabre at Twitter as soon…

Why Elon Musk should forget Twitter and stick to Tesla

23 April 2022 9:00 am

I spent Easter agonising over whether to throw the considerable weight of this column behind Elon Musk’s maverick $43 billion…

The age-old story of strongmen

16 April 2022 9:00 am

The only good news, after the massacres in Ukraine, is that so many ugly behemoth super-yachts have been seized and…

Free speech shouldn’t depend on billionaires

16 April 2022 1:37 am

If you take any interest in social media, Silicon Valley, or the culture wars — which all seem to be…

The hypocrisy of Elon Musk

5 January 2022 2:31 am

Tesla’s sleek, if expensive, electric cars are leading the battle against climate change. Its batteries are moving renewable energy into the…

What motivates Peter Thiel apart from the desire for more wealth?

6 November 2021 9:00 am

If you’ve only heard one thing about Peter Thiel (and many have heard nothing at all) it is that he…

Why Elon Musk should fly me to the moon

13 March 2021 9:00 am

I have just applied to fly around the moon. My chances of being selected are slim, but is it impossible?…

Clubhouse left me with one question: why am I here?

13 March 2021 9:00 am

For my 13th birthday in 1995 I requested — and got — my own ‘line’. This meant that I could…

Sell bitcoin, buy Tesla

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Which is madder, bitcoin at $41,500 — oops, make that $31,000 on Monday — or Tesla shares at $880 apiece?…

There’s nothing neutral about Wikipedia

31 October 2020 9:00 am

A couple of weeks ago Newsweek ran an article attacking Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, for engaging in a…

Why our greatest inventors are supreme hucksters

8 August 2020 9:00 am

People often tell me I have a strange way of looking at the world. Obviously, it doesn’t seem strange to…

Cars weren’t invented for transportation, but conversation

20 June 2020 9:00 am

When I first heard Abba’s magnificent 1982 swansong ‘The Day Before You Came’, I’d never come across the Americanised use…

Portrait of the week: MPs return, dentists reopen and racing resumes

6 June 2020 9:00 am

Home Primary schools were allowed to reopen but many did not want to. MPs voted to return to their physical…

It’s mavericks like Elon Musk who’ll get us through this crisis

16 May 2020 9:00 am

This month’s most significant corporate deal attracted less attention than it might have done in normal times, crowded out by…

Elon Musk

Elon Musk slays California’s anti-business beast

15 May 2020 6:49 am

After a lengthy battle with public health officials in Alameda County, California, Elon Musk has emerged victorious. Tesla — the…