Attacking a British diver involved in the Thai cave rescue was ridiculous. He should concentrate on fixing his businessElon Musk is 47 years old and terrified by artificial intelligence.

The Silicon Valley billionaire thinks we’re living in a version of The Matrix. Maybe that is why he is building “ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers”.

He wants to colonise Mars. Mr Musk made his money from the online payment company PayPal.

Since then he has made big bets on electric cars and space travel. He appears to be living proof that if speaking truth to power is difficult, speaking truth to money is much, much harder.Last week Mr Musk turned up in Thailand with a miniature submarine which he thought could help rescue a dozen boys from a flooded underground cave complex.

The international dive team, headed by the Thai navy, went in without the submersible craft because it was considered impractical by the authorities. Mr Musk might have felt sore that his commendable effort to help was rejected. Read more from…

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