Last Thursday night’s episode of The Colbert Report in the US included a pretty lengthy interview with multi-industry mad scientist Elon Musk. If you don’t have access to The Comedy Channel in Australia through Foxtel, don’t sweat — we’ve got you covered.
Revelations? The next version of Tesla’s car-management software will let you name your car. Elon’s got an advanced version, and he calls his car Old Faithful. (Awwww.) And about all those electric car tech patents that Tesla just made available to anyone who wants them:
If we’re all in a ship together and there’s some holes in the ship, and we’re bailing water out, and we have a great design for a bucket, even if we’re bailing out way better than everybody else, we should probably share the bucket design.
Unfortunately, in response to Colbert’s (and mankind’s) question “where’s my jetpack?” Musk says he thinks the physics are just too challenging. Damn. [The Comedy Channel]