While watching Elon Musk's presentation about his new Interplanetary Transport System today, a realization dawned on me. If we were to take away Musk's fame, fortune, and the fact that he's one of the main driving forces behind two of the most innovative tech companies in the world—Tesla Motors and SpaceX—he would sound like a total lunatic up on that stage.
According to Musk, SpaceX is going to build a giant spacecraft capable of accommodating 100 people—but probably more like 200 people—and about 1,000 of these spacecraft will be built—fully reusable—to take humans to Mars—and by around 2050 there should be about one million people living on Mars.
Uh-huh. That sounds more like something a six-year-old would say while playing with LEGOS, followed immediately afterwards by them choking on their own saliva while pooping their pants.