Joe Rogan will be among the first to get a close look at Tesla’s new Cybertruck prototype, as well as a tour of the Gigafactory Texas. The outspoken podcast presenter and comedian posted some photos as well as his comments on the electric pickup truck.
Tesla introduced a new prototype of the Cybertruck to Gigafactory Texas earlier this week. Several images and even a video of the upgraded electric pickup truck have surfaced online.
We were expecting an update on the Cybertruck at Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s product plan update, which he claimed he would provide as part of the company’s Q4 2021 results, but all the CEO said was that the Cybertruck will be postponed until “ideally 2023” owing to supply chain restrictions.
We have not heard anything about the electric pickup truck, but it seems that Joe Rogan has gotten one, or at least a close look at the prototype. This morning, the comedian wrote on Instagram:
In the caption of the post, Rogan, who is a friend of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, wrote:
The cybertruck is the coolest car I’ve ever seen in my life. Insanely attractive in real life, and feels like a huge leap into the future.
The following images show the new Cybertruck prototype from several perspectives, with variable lighting, and with the tailgate open:
Rogan lives in Austin, Texas, and Musk claimed he has been driving the prototype around the Gigafactory Texas premises. It seems that the podcast presenter was also given a tour of the plant, which is now closed to the public.
It will be fascinating to see whether Rogan discusses the Cybertruck or the Gigafactory Texas in his future programme. The comedian, who has recently been in the spotlight for pushing questionable COVID-19 therapies, has been promoting Tesla since Musk persuaded him to purchase a Model S P100D on his show two years ago.
He recently verified that he upgraded to the Model S Plaid, which he claims makes all other vehicles “feel silly” — though he remains an admirer of several antique automobiles.
Tesla Robots Bigger than Cars Says Elon Musk
Elon Musk warned investors that his company’s robots, dubbed “Tesla Bots,” would certainly surpass the popularity of their hallmark electric automobiles.
During a conference call with investors, Musk said that his next robots had “the potential to be more substantial than the automobile industry, over time.” ‘Optimus’ is the project’s official name,’ whereas Tesla Bot is the name of the particular robot.
Musk teased the project last year with a person in a suit instead of a prototype, in keeping with his well-known sense of humor.
Despite this gimmick, the tech mogul is serious about the Tesla Bot, telling investors on the same call that it is the company’s most significant project for 2022.
The robots will stand 5ft 8 inches tall and have a screen placed as a face, using the same artificial intelligence (AI) technology used in Tesla automobiles.
“Tesla AI may play a role in AGI [artificial general intelligence], given that it trains against the outside world, particularly with the introduction of Optimus,” Musk tweeted earlier this week.
AGI is a contentious area that entails teaching AI to learn and do jobs that are traditionally regarded to be only performed by humans.
It is often linked to the idea of AI learning to think and act like humans and gaining their own agency, which might be hazardous. “Decentralised control of the robots will be crucial,” Musk responded to the tweet.
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has huge aspirations.
At each of his businesses, Musk has enormous ideas in the works. Earlier this year, the world’s wealthiest man said that his business, SpaceX, intends to take people to Mars within the next 10 years.
Musk was interviewed on an edition of the Lex Fridman Podcast, where he discussed his company’s plans to colonize Mars in detail.
When Fridman queried Musk about the project’s schedule, the world’s wealthiest man said, “Best case is roughly five years, worst case is ten years.”
“Engineering the vehicle,” Musk stated, emphasizing that “Starship is the most difficult and advanced rocket that has ever been manufactured.” The SpaceX Starship is the company’s most recent rocket model.
“The core optimization of Starship is lowering the cost per tonne to orbit — and eventually cost per tonne to orbit and ultimately cost per tonne to Mars’ surface,” Musk said on the show.
“No amount of money can buy you a ticket to Mars,” Musk said, emphasizing how unique the journey is in comparison to all else humanity has achieved in space previously.