Adventures of Elon Mars & Data Fans of Carl Sagan already know about this instinct: science and technology should not only serve the industry, but also work to the benefit of humanity and the future. In this spirit, Elon Musk – the engineer with an obsession for ultra-capacitors – has begun to direct an army of engineers, a vanguard of clean energy. Tesla and SolarCity have designed systems seeking to procure a maximum benefit from solar energy, at a time when such boundaries and targets are not even on most people's agendas. Even NASA has witnessed a renewed excitement regarding space exploration, with SpaceX making giant leaps for the industry as a whole by developing the world's first reuseable rocket. I am greatly inspired by this romantic, simple, and elegant approach to science and technology.