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I know it's hard to believe but there are large investors who are focusing on the green market industry because they see it as the future and so are investing in it now.
Not at all. without any doubt the green market is the next industry boom and the large investors are focusing on it. However, that doesn't mean its real intentions are to better man kind.
originally posted by: mclarenmp4
The patents system is nothing but a detriment to humankind and all patents that are over 10 years old should be made open source. The reason being anyone can come up with the most amazing invention ever made that would change the world, patent it and never allow it to come to production.
Set a time limit in which the original patent designer can profit from his invention but after that limit it becomes public property and anyone is free to use it.
Doing something like this would change the world IMO.
Of course, Musk may have an ulterior motive in addition to his altruistic one. He’s about to pick the finalists in a four (and perhaps five) state race for the $5 billion gigafactory, which is meant to produce battery kits for as many as 500,000 vehicles by 2020.
originally posted by: Serdgiam
a reply to: interupt42
Perhaps it is not so much an altruistic endeavor in the way most perceive that term..
Its realizing that a more successful method to increasing quality of life is dependent on having the most resources available working on the "project." In a culturally ironic twist, this is accomplished through providing the same tools to all.
In the end, it is still about greed. Its just not as short sighted as focusing on solely profits. Such a method is significantly more effective in increasing quality of life for even those who stand to monetarily profit the most.