Elon Musk presents a vision for the future in a magazine run by China’s Internet Censorship Agency

Elon Musk introduced sustainable energy, brain implants, and space exploration in an article published in a Chinese magazine run by the country’s Internet watchdog agency, According to Yang Liu’s translation, correspondent of the Chinese state news agency Xinhua. (Across The Wall Street Journal Reporter Karen Howe).

Founded in 2013, China Cyberspace Administration (CAC) Responsible for creating and implementing policies related to online content, user data and digital security. CAC later created a magazine, according to Stella Chen is a senior researcher at the China Media Project, usually including regulatory advertising and Internet policy research. The magazine was initially called new modes Before that Renamed as Chinese cyberspace earlier this year.

July issue of Chinese cyberspace Displays articles from Musk and Ant Group CEO Eric Jing Xiandong, the company that operates the Chinese payment service Alipay. Liu provides an English translation of Misk’s article in Posted on his Substack newsletter, Beijing Channel. Musk says she was invited by the magazine to share “his thoughts on seeing technology and humanity,” and then proceeds to describe technology used by the companies he owns – Tesla, SpaceX and Neuralink – that he believes can “help create a better future for humanity:”

To this end, any field that contributes to a sustainable future is worth our investment. Whether it’s Tesla, Neuralink or SpaceX, all of these companies were founded with the ultimate goal of enhancing the future of human life and creating as much practical value as possible for the world – Tesla to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy, Neuralink for rehabilitation medicine, SpaceX to make interstellar communications possible.

He also cites some of his higher goals as examples of the kind of technology his companies could (ultimately) create, such as a “self-sufficient city on Mars”, a way for humans to “integrate with AI” and “battery banks”. Musk is also mentioned The Tesla Robot That Hasn’t Appeared Yetand notes that people will likely be able to buy a robot as a gift in “less than a decade”.

in TweetLiu describes the article as a “smart move” on Musk’s behalf, as it allows him to “seize the opportunity to showcase his companies’ technological prowess to Chinese officials and the public.”

“I hope more people will join us in our fight to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy,” Musk says. “I also welcome like-minded Chinese partners to join us in exploring clean energy, artificial intelligence, human-machine cooperation, and space exploration to create a future worth waiting for.”

Musk’s appearance in a CAC-run publication contradicts his counterpart An explicit call for freedom of expressionSame idea Inspired his decision to buy Twitter (Which he’s trying now Back off an argument about bots). Over the years, the CAC has implemented a number of policies designed to monitor and restrict online speech. The CAC Cyber ​​Security ActFor example, it requires social platforms to remove content that contains “prohibited information,” or face a penalty from the CAC.

Last year, the CAC lobbied for the removal of Didi . Chinese app from the app stores, and they demanded it Apple removes a popular Quranic app From the Chinese App Store. CAC also launched a hotline for users to report ‘illegal’ comments About the Chinese Communist Party, and recently proposed laws that would Social media platforms are required to review each comment Posted by users.

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