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February 23, 2016

From: Reddit AMA

What are your thoughts on Elon Musk?

He’s always fun to talk to … and we’ve been having some interesting exchanges about AI of late. I have to relate one amusing story, though. A few years ago I was at a dinner party with my oldest son (who was then about 15), and my son happened to be sitting away from me but near Elon. Apparently my son figured out “who Elon was” when he mentioned that he’d recently got a contract to blow up asteroids… Elon apparently went on to say that the only reason he went to college was “to pick up girls”. My son quoted this as “the Elon Musk theory of college” for quite a while thereafter.

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