This last week made me reflect upon many and varied different visionaries. Over history there have been some amazing people who have seen a future that does not exist. People who have looked at the parts of something and seen the connection that makes them the new future things , direction and movement.
It has been 8 years since one of the most profound visionaries passed away. He has become known as the creator of the modern mobile age. His impact helped the evolution of technology. His influence helped to grow and drive a whole new culture, workforce and future. The person of course is Steve jobs.
His impact on technology was so profound that the world changed in a matter of 10 years. His impact is not disputed but his rise was full of controversy and disarray. Those experiences gave him a view of the world that allowed the decisions he made possible.
The current world has again become the custodian of another visionary. Their passions and drive have again started to have far reaching impact on the next evolution of technology, of motion , of space travel and of course our future.
Where Steve jobs was a visionary and loved by many, the new visionary is loved by many but just as much hated for his ideas that continue to challenge the status quo.
The humble automobile is and has always been the staple of the modern family. It has always been a large purchase with good features and the biggest selling point of being able to get you from pint a to pint b in quick fashion. It has also become a symbol,an icon of the oil driven age we live in and many do not want that love to be challenged. But over the last 100 years no one thought about the impact it would have on our environment and health.
The new visionary has made a clear statement that the status quo is not acceptable. Tesla a 10 year old electric car company has given the world a new vision and new direction and at the helm is Elon Musk.
Elon is a visionary with the passion and drive to not just look at how we get around the earth but to also drive our imagination to explore the stars. His elation and childish grin when seeing his rockets take off or talking to a crowd about the latest cool thing is infectious.
He has taken a small car startup and made it into the world leader in electric car technology. He continues to drive and push the minds of those with a similar passion to do and be more then they could ever dream.
Visionaries are rare and we should help to celebrate their successes. We should learn from their lessons of never give up and be passionate about what you do.
I strive to be the best I can be and passionate about what I am passionate about. I hope that I to will inspire others to be more than they will ever dream they can be.
Just like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk.