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Elon Musk Embraces Meme

Elon Musk is not your ordinary businessmen, he is a businessman that has become very invested in the world of memes. This interest has made him become a very important online personality as well. Him appearing on the popular series called meme review on Pewdiepie’s youtube channel played a big part in that.

When he posted his tweet talking about hosting meme review that made Pewdiepie fans go wild.

This led to him appearing on the show on February 22, and Justin Roiland was there to help rate the memes too.

After he participated in the meme review episode he has been very serious about his memes. He is very much embracing all the memes that feature him but also in general. He even posted a meme from Call of Duty Zombies one day after the episode of meme review.

Sometime ago Elon tweeted out a funny picture that had Dwayne the Rock Johnson on it but with Elon’s face photoshopped over it.
Soon there were many more versions of the meme roaming the twittersphere.

After having Elon Musk on there, Pewdiepie continued the trend and kept having other people as a guest on his show.

Tesla may introducean electric pickup in 2019

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Tesla is going to be busy in the following months and years. It is still working on Model 3s to meet all the demand.The company also has a plan for a crossover named Model Y, is bringing their first semi-truck to the market, andlast but not leastis working on the next Roadster. The firm is always busy, which is a good thing. Now, they are also designing a pickup truck. Co-founder and CEO Elon Musk recently wanted feedback from Twitter on the form of the truck, and announceda potential prototype reveal.

“What would you love to see in a Tesla pickup? I have a few things in mind, but what do you think are small but important nuances, and what would be seriously next level?” he asked back in June.

He then confirmed some basic specifications. The model is still unnamed, and will be about the same size as the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado. It will have a dual-motor all-wheel drive, a ton of torque, and self-leveling suspension. One thing others do not have are 360-degree cameras to make parking easier. Finally, it will have a 240Vpower outlet.

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Some Twitter users wanted individual torque control for each wheel, while others said they need physical buttons as touch screens are difficult to use with work gloves. One user wants the amphibious capability.

Musk already mentioned how the core design and the elements of engineering have been in his head for years, and that he wants to build it so bad. He also faces competition, as a Michigan startup Rivian turned headset the 2018 LA Auto Show with a battery-electric pickup R1T. This month, Musk tweeted that the companymay show the prototype next year. This means the truck will not be available at least until 2020.

What is next?

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We may also see a second truck from them. They showed a sketch briefly of a giant EV during the semi unveiling in November of 2017. This one would be much bigger than Ford F-150, and carrying an F-150 in the cargo bed. Although sketches tend to be misleading, the model seems to pick up where the International XT left off. Elon Musk described this concept as “a pickup truck that can carry a pickup truck.” He said, “We created a pickup truck version of the Tesla semi. It’s a pickup truck that can carry a pickup truck. By the way, you will actually be able to drive that with a normal driver’s license.” he said in the presentation. Very interesting indeed. We will have to be patient until more details become available.

Is Trump’s Space Force A Real Deal?

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While the situation on the US-Mexico border is getting worse day by day, Trump was nowhere to be found. In fact, he wasn’t even on Earth. Donald Trump met with the National Space Council, and he promised to create the “Space Force,” a new branch of the military which will be in charge of extraterrestrial affairs.

“I am hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces,” Trump said.

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NASA’s yearly budget is close to $20 billion, and they have just scratched the surface of space. This isn’t enough for the US president who said: “Our destiny beyond the Earth is not only a matter of national identity but a matter of national security.”

Trump came up with this idea of a Space Force in March when he was talking with the military. “Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air, and sea. We may even have a space force,” announcing that America “wouldn’t even be thinking about” missions to Mars if Hillary Clinton had won.

He also mentioned Space Force to the West Point football team at the White House. He said: “You will be part of the five proud branches of the United States Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and the Coast Guard. And we’re actually thinking of a sixth, and that would be the Space Force. You probably haven’t even heard that. I’m just telling you now. We’re getting very big in space, both militarily and for other reasons, and we are seriously thinking of the Space Force.”

Not everyone favors this idea – Pentagon, the Air Force and Secretary of Defense James Mattis who wrote in a letter: “I oppose the creation of a new military service and additional organizational layers at a time when we are focused on reducing overhead and integrating joint warfighting efforts.”

However, there are some optimists when it comes to the creation of the Space Force. They claim that both China and Russia are more militarily advanced beyond the atmosphere and that the US must not lag behind. The new branch that would “fight and win wars in space” should have been created by January 1st, 2019 but the proposal was cut from the National Defense Authorization Act.

Initially, it was thought for the Space Corps to be under the wing of the Air Force, but Trump suggested their independence. He stated: “We are going to have the Air Force, and we are going to have the Space Force, separate but equal.” He continued by adding that the establishment of the Space Force was important because “we don’t want China and Russia and other countries leading us.”

Trump also addressed the mission to Mars which he is happy to leave it to people such as Elon Musk. Last year in December, Trump signed White House Space Policy Directive 1 that will put more men on the Moon and Mars, eventually.

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“The directive I am signing today will refocus America’s space program on human exploration and discovery,” Trump said at the time. “It marks a first step in returning American astronauts to the Moon for the first time since 1972, for long-term exploration and use. This time, we will not only plant our flag and leave our footprints – we will establish a foundation for an eventual mission to Mars, and perhaps someday, too many worlds beyond.”

Several months later, the US president signed White House Space Policy Directive 2 that reformed “America’s commercial space regulatory framework.” On Monday, he signed Directive 3 that focuses on removing space debris and managing space traffic. These directives were expected, but nobody saw it coming for POTUS to promise the Space Force. Even though it would take a lot of time and money to create such a force, Trump said: “There’s no place like space.”

Source: rollingstone.com