I watched the recording of this week’s Bill Maher show, and he had Elon Musk as his first guest. I was ready for Musk to be irritating and arrogant, but he wasn’t. He was thoughtful, serious and came across as someone you’d really like to talk with more.
I’m surprised, but all I know is the second and third hand descriptions of Musk by others. My somewhat first hand impression (a TV interview) was very different than the petulant man-child many writers have described.
I really admire Musk for his tech companies, especially SpaceX. I’d like to think he’s a decent person beyond that.