Elon Musk, Learning Transfer, and Neuralink

With Elon Musk back in the news with his recent bid to take over Twitter, we take this opportunity to return to 2017 when we first began covering the mercurial CEO’s exploits. Host Mike Palmer reflects on recent news including the Brooklyn Subway Shooting as well as Elon’s attempt to acquire Twitter before we showcase highlights from two episodes with Mike, Dan Stafford, and Brandon Jones from the early days of Trending in Ed.

We start by returning to Episode 38 from May of 2017 when we review Michael Simmons’ article in Quartz which dives deep into how Musk learns with special attention to the concepts of learning transfer and growth mindset. From there, we hop to Episode 47 from July 2017 when we dig further into Neuralink, Musk’s brain-computer interface company, and its implications on learning, cyborgs, and the sci-fi future of humanity.

It’s a zeitgeisty jaunt down memory lane with surprising insights into the news of today. Don’t miss it!

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Episode References

Simmons, M. (2017, April 25). How Elon Musk learns faster and better than everyone else. Quartz. https://qz.com/968101/how-elon-musk-learns-faster-and-better-than-everyone-else/