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I wrote, BTW, you know Elon Musk went to Stanford in 1995 to work on a PhD in applied physics? Did you also know his area of research was supercaps?

I once heard him say in an interview that while working there that he realized that he could be working to solve that problem for 20 years. Or a lifetime. And that his contribution to the field would likely be inconsequential. That realization was part of the reason he left before getting his degree.


I should also point out that Musk reportedly quit Stanford after only 2 days. While he might have felt supercaps were an important, potentially life-changing technology, he clearly wasn't sure about his role in that field from the start...

- Joel
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