This Is Not What Real Progress Looks Like

Tech billionaires are modern snake oil salesmen

Jared A. Brock
Jul 5 · 5 min read
Elon Musk making a presentation
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A few years ago, I was hanging out on Bardsey Island, a beautiful and mystical island off northwest Wales, said to be the resting place of Merlin and/or King Arthur. Over 20,000 pilgrims are buried on the island, plus it’s home to 200 seals, some Neolithic ruins, and some of the prettiest sunsets on the British…