Elon Musk Had to Deal With Some Seriously Weird Audience Questions
Is Mars gonna be like Burning Man?
BY Sammy Nickalls | Sep 30, 2016 | Technology
As we all know, Elon Musk has a grand plan to colonise Mars, especially since we're pretty much flushing Earth down the toilet at this point. So at the International Astronautical Congress this week, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk explained his interplanetary travel plans—and people didn't exactly take him seriously.
When Musk was finished with his presentation and asked the audience if they had any questions, one dude spent pretty much a full minute comparing Mars to Burning Man:
"...three weeks ago I was at Burning Man in the Nevada Desert... and it felt like I was [on] Mars. It was a dusty storm and it was really cold at night and there was no water. But there was one problem at Burning Man. With a population of... 75,000, there was a lot of shit. And there was no water to take it into the river, which is kind of what we do today in our current sanitation system. So I was like, is this what Mars is going to be like? Just a dusty, waterless shitstorm? So I was like, 'Hey Elon, are you working on sustainable sanitation? Are we going to have a toilet in Mars that doesn't use water? Today on Earth there [are] three billion people—"
At this point, Musk cut him off, saying, "No essays, only questions."
The guy got to the point: "Alright, so are you working on a toilet for Mars?"
It's not easy being Elon Musk.
From: Esquire US