Friday, 4th of May 2017 was an eventful day for all the Marvel Fans as the comic giant released the 2nd instalment in the ‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ franchise. The movie showed Marvel’s favourite motley crew comprised of reformed intergalactic outlaws on a space adventure full of classic tunes, epic battles, and charming comedy and the fans went all Gaga over the film. Guardians of The Galaxy depicts the adventures and feats of 5 gifted, powerful and space-traveling individuals on a conquest to use their skills to save the galaxy. All of them belonging to not just different tribes, but whole other planets; and yet they come together to save the galaxy from intergalactic threats and all-powerful super beings like Thanos and such. You know the story!
The abstract of the movie is that there are certain people in the universe who are taking the whole ‘Galaxy Rescue and Humanity Proliferation’ business seriously and doing everything in their might to save it. To make it better! Fictional as it may be, Marvel Universe has people who dedicate their wisdom, energy, money and everything else for the betterment of the world. So it got me thinking, do we have our very own guardians in the real world of the 21st century?
Pick My Story decided to follow that thread and in this 5-blog series, we will be taking a gander at the people who are our real life Guardians of the Galaxy. Let’s start with the 1st contender on the list!
One of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Elon Musk!
How is it even possible that Elon Musk won’t be mentioned if there is a talk on iconic people of the 21st century going on? The founder of PayPal, CEO- Tesla, SpaceX, Hyperloop, Tesla Energy and several other tech companies which are solely dedicated to expediting the evolution of the human kind.
This won’t be the first time when Elon Musk has been compared with one of Marvel’s characters. This brilliant visionary and one of the greatest technopreneurs of our century is a genius, billionaire and philanthropist. Reminds you of someone else? Yes! Elon has already been called as the Tony Stark of 21st century and the comparison cannot be apter. Musk definitely has the technology, brains and the money to become like the Armored Avenger. And by the looks of it, he is doing his part of saving the world. However, there is no proof of Musk possessing a super-powered, highly intelligent, armoured suit that we know of, of course! However, as far as the proliferation of humanity is concerned, Elon Musk is definitely doing all the insanely awesome things a human being can do.
Even this guy’s website is strictly dedicated to helping humans only and no robots. As you can see in the image, as long as you are a human and can confirm it, Musk has got you covered. Let’s take a look at some of his projects:
1. Tesla: Elon Musk’s electric car research & manufacturing company which is named after Nikola Tesla, the man who gifted humanity with modern alternating current electricity supply system.
Tesla is on its way to be world’s 1st Trillion Dollars company and is breathing new life into the auto industry. The fuel scarcity and automotive emission problems we are facing, Musk aims to eradicate them and offer affordable electric cars.
2. Solar City :Not a long time ago Tesla Energy and Solar City merged together to form a full-fledged energy solutions company. They are the leaders in providing full-service solar power & energy storage systems for homes, businesses & governments. They are the leaders in providing full-service solar power & energy storage systems for homes, businesses & governments.
Elon Musk’s vision is to enable the combination of solar panels & powerful batteries to give sustainable power options to people. In an attempt to solve the energy crisis which has crept upon the humanity, Solar city will help us in producing & storing clear energy through panels, batteries and Powerwall.
3. Space X: Humankind has often been called as the virus of the planet as we are rapidly consuming earth’s resources. Soon there will be a time when we will be out of space, fuel, resources and such. What will the human race do when such time comes? Elon Musk seems to be working on an answer, which is shifting to Mars!
His Space X Program is our ticket in to be an interplanetary species and start a civilisation on Mars. Musk is exhausting a considerable amount of energy, resources and expertise in making sure that humanity will not be extinct and instead extend its reach to other planets.
4. Neuralink: Won’t it be cool if we could enhance our brain power by tenfold with the help of Cybernetics and Neurotechnology? Musk’s Neuralink is trying to establish a brain-computer Interface which can help humans merge with software & keep pace with the advancements in AI.
With the amalgamation of biological intelligence & digital intelligence, Elon Musk plans to improve the capacity of the Human brain, giving us the capability to interface with computers directly.
5. Hyperloop: How many hours have you spent being stuck in traffic? How much fuel do you burn every year while commuting? No idea? Well, let us give you an estimate. It’s too much!
Considering the environmental damage the carbon emissions and oil consumption we are incurring, a mass transition will soon be crucial in a few years. Adhering to that, Musk’s Hyperloop is the futuristic transportation system which can help in reducing the dangers of the current transportation mediums. In a few years, people will able to move at a speed of little over than 700 MPH in Pneumatic Tubes propelled by magnetic acceleration systems.
Every single innovation or feat of engineering that leaps out of Elon Musk’s mind is dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of humankind and exploring new possibilities. As a visionary, Musk is compelled to foresee the future & act to change it for good. The pace at which humankind is moving towards a possible extinction in next few centuries, we definitely need someone who can protect us when the time comes. Question is, do you think Elon Musk is one of such ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’? And if you think he fits the profile, then let us know who do you think he is from the featured image? Startlord? Rocket? or the good ol’ Groot!
Let us know what you think about it and stay tuned, as we will be here with some more contenders of the pact.
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