Elon Musk keeps name-dropping science fiction love
After 'Spaceballs' Reference With Ludicrous Speed, What Else Is There?
Back in February, we learned that the names of the SpaceX rockets came from some of the highly developed AI ships in Scottish writer Iain M. Banks' Culture series of sci-fi novels. I read one for the first time about 10 years ago, and quickly discovered they're simply amazing books. Musk thinks so, too, and that's why he named two of his droneships the Just Read the Instructions and Of Course I Still Love You. Twitter loved those references, too.
That Musk likes Star Wars and Star Trek isn't a surprise, but he's got a soft spot for some deep cuts as well, like the 1998 movie Dark City. In the past, Musk has also spoken favorably about other science fiction books, like Isaac Asimov's Foundation series and Robert Heinlein's The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress and Stranger in a Strange Land. So, if you hear about some secret plan that Tesla is working on called the Seldon Plan, now you know where it comes from.
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