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1981 — The Doer taught himself programming on a Commodore personal computer. — The Dreamer made a drawing of an electric car of the future.

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To All The Doers & All The Dreamers: Keep Doing & Keep Dreaming

1981
— The Doer taught himself programming on a Commodore personal computer.
— The Dreamer made a drawing of an electric car of the future.

Build sports car
Use that money to build an affordable car
Use that money to build an even more affordable car
While doing above, also provide zero emission electric power generation options
Don’t tell anyone.

Elon Musk 2 August 2006

1981

The Doer taught himself programming on a Commodore personal computer.

The Dreamer made a drawing of an electric car of the future.

1983

The Doer sold the code for a video game he called Blastar for $500.

The Dreamer attended school.

1999

The Doer earned $22 million for his share in a web software company called Zip2.

The Dreamer got a job.

2002

The Doer earned $165 million for his share in a money transfer company called PayPal.

The Dreamer had a job.

2004

The Doer invested in a small electric car startup called Tesla Motors.

The Dreamer got another job.

2008

The Doer began selling a long-range electric sports car called the Tesla Roadster.

The Dreamer had a job.

2012

The Doer began selling thousands of a long-range electric luxury sedan called the Tesla Model S.

The Dreamer got another job.

2015

The Doer began selling thousands of a long-range electric luxury SUV called the Tesla Model X.

The Dreamer had a job.

2016

The Doer unveiled an affordable long-range electric sedan called the Tesla Model 3.

The Dreamer reserved a Model 3.

2017

The Doer began production of the Tesla Model 3.

The Dreamer waited for the Model 3.

2018

Keep Doing…

Keep Dreaming…

(Top image credit: Tesla CEO Elon Musk at First Model 3 Handovers — 28 July 2017)

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(My blueprint of the perfect EV in 1980 — age 11)

Originally published on EV Obsession.

 
 
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Jesper had his perspective on the world expanded vastly after having attended primary school in rural Africa in the early 1980s. And while educated a computer programmer and laboratory technician, working with computers and lab-robots at the institute of forensic medicine in Aarhus, Denmark, he never forgets what life is like having nothing. Thus it became obvious for him that technological advancement is necessary for the prosperity of all humankind, sharing this one vessel we call planet earth. However, technology has to be smart, clean, sustainable, widely accessible, and democratic in order to change the world for the better. Writing about clean energy, electric transportation, energy poverty, and related issues, he gets the message through to anyone who wants to know better. Jesper is founder of Lifelike.dk and a long-term investor in Tesla, Ørsted, and Vestas.

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