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Timothy L. O'Brien

Can We Finally Stop Listening to Elon Musk Now?

The Tesla CEO’s libertarian persona won’t define the post-coronavirus business era.

A lot on his mind.

A lot on his mind.

Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

We have had much of Elon Musk.

We’ve had Musk smoking weed and sipping whiskey on a radio show while assessing humanity: “We’re all chimps. We’re one notch. One notch above a chimp. … If you watch some show like ‘Naked and Afraid,’ or, you know, if you just go and try living in the woods by yourself for a while, you’re like, ‘The land, and that civilization, is quite great.’ People want to come back to civilization pretty fast on ‘Naked and Afraid.’”