[Marxism] Elon Musk and his ilk are not the future

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 16:00:41 MDT 2018


The truth is that the technologies we need to transform our transportation
networks already exist, but Americans have been stuck
<https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/06/nyc-subways-mta-cuomo-de-blasio-debt> with
a dated, auto-dependent system for so long while being denied
<https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/03/socialism-innovation-capitalism-smith> the
technology of the present — let alone the future — by politicians who are
in the pockets of the fossil fuel lobby and addicted to a damaging “free
market” ideology that they’ll believe any snake oil salesman — or wealthy
entrepreneur — who comes along with a solution.

And, out of all of them, Elon Musk
<https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/12/trump-silicon-valley-tech-apple-facebook-google-thiel/>
is
the worst.

The truth is that rather than fawning over Musk and his fellow
tech geniuses, we need to take a critical look at their proposals to see
who would really benefit and whether their visions leave out fundamental
considerations that are essential to making them viable in the real world.
We can’t allow ourselves to be deceived by tech CEOs that put their own
transportation desires and thirst for profit before the needs of the many.

https://jacobinmag.com/2018/02/elon-musk-hyperloop-public-transit-tech



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