Elon Musk might be the most prolific inventor and entrepreneur since Thomas Edison — that’s a somewhat ironic comparison for a man who named his company after Edison’s greatest rival, but there’s some truth to it. Musk has something of a deranged genius persona. He’s known for investing in risky companies like the private-sector NASA (called SpaceEx) and, of course, Tesla Motors, which manufactures high-end, fully-electric vehicles. Musk also has a vision for a transit system that would take passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco — normally a six-hour drive — in thirty minutes. Tesla Motors is bringing a lot of the stuff promised on The Jetsons to reality.
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