Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Tesla Gigafactory: machine building machines, on first principles

Elon Musk opens the Tesla Gigafactory (2016.7.29) - YouTube

Tesla's Quest to Build the Machine Behind the Machine - Fortune

Elon Musk goes on a ‘machines building machines’ rant about the future of manufacturing | Electrek

Elon Musk aims for a Tesla factory 100 times more efficient by

"CEO Elon Musk remarked that he and his team are working on ways to improve the efficiency of its current and any future factories by a factor of 10 to 100 times. By focusing on “physics-first principles,” Musk said, he is convinced the production capacity can be increased exponentially if they focus on “building the machines that build the machine”.

First Principles: Elon Musk on Thinking for Yourself

"In a fantastic interview with Kevin Rose, Musk explains one of the core philosophies that has guided him during his bold entrepreneurial ventures:

“I think it is important to reason from first principles rather than by analogy. The normal way we conduct our lives is we reason by analogy. [When reasoning by analogy] we are doing this because it’s like something else that was done or it is like what other people are doing — slight iterations on a theme.

First principles is kind of a physics way of looking at the world. You boil things down to the most fundamental truths and say, “What are we sure is true?”… and then reason up from there."