I think it also says something about how hard it is to truly do something unique and break new trail. But, it opens things up for the rest of humanity. It takes a special person.
Whoa, it was actually over 30 years:
There is an “interplanetary Internet”, look into it.
Many people I talk to (I know, anecdote) don't know he moved to the US to pursue the American dream. I fear what what happens to the US when the next Elon Musk stays put, because the American Dream doesn't want them.
Congratulations to Musk, and best wishes to the 2 astronauts that will make history.
Well, on the other hand, the anti-immigration sentiment is not really against privileged, well-educated, white entrepreneur immigrants...
He came from privilege and wealth from colonial South Africa to Canada. Bit of a stretch to paint his story as an "African immigrant moving to the US to pursue the American Dream."
Musk emigrated to Canada while Apartheid was still in place in South Africa, while calling him an African immigrant isn’t completely technically incorrect it is quite far from what circumstances most people would imagine that phrasing to mean.
It really can't get any more black and white than that. The fact of the matter is, in an atmosphere of reduced enrollment by foreign students, we would have less chances of an Elon Musk type person.
Whilst before 2016 it was growing, since 2016 enrollment by international students in universities has been declined. I'm sure you know Musk came to the US for college. Trump administration of course blames "higher costs"...funny given the global economic boom, everyone has more money and the survey says about 50% of Chinese and Indians cites the political climate "would prevent them from applying to a U.S. business school."
He's quoted as saying...
"I would have come here from any country," he says. "The U.S. is where great things are possible."
If that's not pursuing the American Dream...then I don't know what is.
He turned out to be a complete asshole so that doesn't matter. Him siding with white nationalists, the whole pill thing... No, he better go back to Africa with his billions, go fix the world from there.
That's quite a pathetic agenda-driven reach. His parents were canadian citizens, making him a canadian citizen. Also, Musk's maternal grandfather was born in america and he has ancestral ties to the Pennsylvannia Dutch.
Also, Musk attained his US citizenship as a canadian because it is easier to attain US citizenship as a canadian than a south african. In other words, musk immigrated to the US from canada, not south africa. So not quite the "african" "immigrant" story you are desperately trying to frame.
Whether you are pro or anti-immigration, Musk isn't the typical immigration story. He came from wealth, he came from a fellow anglo nation and had ties to the US. It's not anything like what an african or most other immigrants experience.
Yes there is. It's the immigrant story shared by the vast majority of immigrants.
Musk's "african" "immigrant" story is atypical. Just lik Rupert Murdoch "harrowing" and "difficult" journey to become an american citizen.
> The world is a diverse place and everyone has their own stories or experiences.
Sure. But within that is a typical and atypical story. When you say "african immigrant", nobody thinks elon musk for a good reason.
The issue is ILLEGAL immigration. Musk is a legal immigrant. Trump's wife is a legal immigrant. My wife is a legal immigrant.
Few are actually opposed to legal immigration. Most either are legal immigrants, or descended therefrom just a few generations back. Yes there's a few marginal idiots, but they're ... marginal.
What else do you call a 70 year waiting line for green card? Forget citizenship, people do not even get to enjoy the rights associated with permanent residency.
We call it fairly distributing the limited number of green cards so that non-Indian immigrants like myself can get a chance to come here too. :)
So instead of an equal number of Icelandic nationals and Indian nationals, we could strive for an equal number of people speaking Icelandic, Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, and so on. Those with excellent-quality English don't face the limit.
1) Wanting to not allow immigrants to sponsor their parents anymore
2) Not issuing green cards to reduce the spread of corona virus. You know what actually reduces spread of corona virus? wearing masks, which Trump isn't in support of.
What do you call the Trump administration literally stopping the issuing of green cards because it "helps contain the spread of COVID-19".
You really think limiting the legal immigration process is not full blown anti-immigration?
Disease, crime, and simple assimilation capacity limits how many we can/should take in.
Illegal immigration of all kinds is the issue - including immigration under false pretenses.
Second, every single immigrant who arrived at Ellis Island was inspected. They were not admitted if they failed health examinations, or if they did not have proof of either a financial sponsor or sufficient funds to support themselves.
Third, if the US economy reverts to a situation where masses of unskilled laborers can meaningfully contribute, and there is no welfare state that pays people for not working, you'll be the first to know.
But he's also awesome and moved some seriously overdue technologies forward when others have faltered.
This is amazing and I'm so glad to see launches back in the hands of people who are working to push space travel forward.
Probably because of its inelegant wording. Jerk, etc...
Have you ever said an inappropriate thing about someone you were arguing with who got on your nerves?
A jury sided with Musk over the "pedo guy"...
And most sane people would side with Musk over some pathetic old guy who goes to thailand to exploit the poor people there. Don't you agree?