Obama’s State of the Union speech is one, giant hug for Elon Musk

November 24, 2017 – 09:20 am


President Obama speaking during a nationally televised address from the White House on Nov. 20, 2014.(Jim Bourg/AP)

If you want to understand how President Obama thinks about tech, consider this. His State of the Union speech called out an astronaut by name. He fantasized about "converting sunlight into liquid fuel." He embraced Tesla, along with Google and eBay.

Obama's speech covers landing on Mars, solar power, robotics, and Tesla. Essentially, he's reading a thank-you letter to Elon Musk.

— Aaron Levie (@levie)

In Obama's eyes, Musk may as well change his name to Midas.

Brian Fung covers technology for The Washington Post, focusing on telecommunications and the Internet. Before joining the Post, he was the technology correspondent for National Journal and an associate editor at the Atlantic.


Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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