Accelerate the Inevitable

One of my favorite lines from yesterday’s video of the week of Elon Musk being interview by Steve Jurvetson was mid-way through. Elon was talking about Tesla building an electric car for a variety of reasons including no emissions, more power, etc.. Major auto manufacturers would have eventually gotten around to producing something similar, but it could have been another 10 – 20 years. Musk emphasizes that Tesla was a way to “accelerate the inevitable.”

Think about that for a second: accelerate the inevitable.

What do you see that’s going to happen in the future but the pace of progress is slow? What change do you expect to see? How can you accelerate the inevitable?

The next time you’re searching for potential startup ideas, use the concept of “accelerating the inevitable” as a framework.

What else? What are some more thoughts on accelerating the inevitable?


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