The Men Who Sold the Moon

A recent piece in the Financial Times explores the role that billionaire entrepreneurs are playing in pursuing world-transforming technologies and business models:

The futuristic ideas that have been pouring lately from the fertile imaginations of some of the wealthiest US technology entrepreneurs – and which, in a few cases, are being funded out of their own billions – have started to sound almost outlandish.

Phil and Stephen review some of these outlandish plans, including:

Elon Musk

  • Hyperloop
  • Mars Colonization

Sergey Brin

  • Vat Meat
  • Self-Driving Cars

Peter Diamandis

  • Asteroid Mining

Jeff Bezos

  • Private Space Development


Which of these ideas, if any, are feasible? Which are most likely to come to fruition? And are some of these projects better done by entrepreneurial tycoons or government agencies?

Tune in and explore!