What's in it for Elon? I mean, how many billions can he persuade VCs to part with when there's no upside for them and no increase in net worth for him? Unless there's something in it for Elon - and no, feelgood doesn't cut it - there's no incentive. Fact is, rich people aren't much interested in doing useful things when there are much more tech-oriented boys toys to play with. Now, if you could settle for AI-powered robodolphins at $40,000 a unit, great for the home pool or to frolic around that private island he just bought, we may have the makings of a deal...

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