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Someone is wrong on the internet, Elon Musk edition

Summary:
Nerd pin-up Elon Musk launched his Tesla Roadster into space this week, which is pretty cool. Like, this indisputably and clearly looks very awesome:But not everyone is impressed. Over at The Guardian, Nathan Robinson writes:There is, perhaps, no better way to appreciate the tragedy of 21st-century global inequality than by watching a billionaire spend m launching a 0,000 car into the far reaches of the solar system.Which, for a start, fair play. Someone’s got to point at stuff and say, “the thing you think is good is actually bad”. Lord knows, we do it enough around here.The problem is Robinson is wrong and also right but for the wrong reason.First, the obvious point. Musk and SpaceX didn’t launch an electric sports car into space for the hell of it.The car was the

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Kadhim Shubber
He is a freelance journalist who first bought bitcoins so that he could buy a beer at The Pembury Tavern, Hackney’s bitcoin pub. He has reported for Slate, Wired, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and Ampp3d. He is currently studying for a Masters in Journalism at City University London.

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