facebook & SpaceX

By: Justin Chung & Daniel Taylor

Elon Musk (Good and Bad)

  • One positive fact that Musk is trying to do, is to change the world. SpaceX's main goal is to reduce cost of space travel and space transportation, while also getting people to colonize Mars.
  • However one negative fact about Elon is that we is very rude and irrational towards his peers and employees. He also trys to maximize he profits, but not exactly his fault, since he is trying to run a business. From the article, https://www.theringer.com/platform/amp/tech/2017/9/13/16302426/elon-musk-villain-hero, Musk had said to his ex-wife, "I am the alpha in this relationship" and "If you were my employee, I would fire you."

SpaceX (Elon Musk)

  • Elon Musk's actions can be compared to the Men Who Built America, Vanderbilt and Rockefeller. Vanderbilt is known as a Robber Baron, someone who is greedy, never does anything generous with his money, and he buys most of his competition out. However, I believe that Elon Musk is like Rockefeller, a Captain of Industry. He is someone that really tries to make an impact on the world and does very generous things with his money, such as donate to many charities, universities, and even for political parties.
  • While Elon Musk is very rude and mean person, overall he is a Captain of Industry trying to change the world for the better.

Mark Zuckerberg (Good and Bad)

  • One Positive fact is that Mark tries to connect people from all corners of the world.
  • One Negative fact is from a recent interview, from senators grilling Mark over the large amount of personal data he is selling to companies to give certain people certain ads, and has even sold it to malicious 3rd parties.

Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg)

  • Mark is more like Vanderbilt, where he bought out one of his competition (Instagram), and sold data collected from its users. However, he has stated that he will donate 99% of Facebook earnings to charities which is about 45 billion dollars. Despite this large sum of money, he is still a Robber Baron. This is because he used his high position and influential program for his own self interest.