What do you think about Teslas robotic metal snake charger, and what more can be done with such technology?

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The robot snake charger is part of what Tesla is really selling that gives it the spectacular premium over the average P/E ratio: a sign that you buy a not-insignificant slice of the future pie when you buy Tesla stock because you are buying into the fully capitalized vision of everything Elon Musk is doing that uses wheels, motors and/or batteries.

,The book CEO Capital makes the case that about 50% of public company valuations are directly related to the reputation of the CEO.

The snake charger shouts, Elon Musks is bringing you the future faster and cooler than any of his competitors, thereby reaffirming to his believers that he and his army of innovators are still ahead and thus still deserving of the premium valuation.

,Given that Elon has said hes going to grow Tesla by 50% a year every year for the next ten years, the primary think that Tesla is selling is faith in Elon Musk, and innovations are rewards to the faithful for their trust.

,This is the sort of thing that makes more sense from an Experience Economy perspective than from a traditional Wall Street perspective, because automated charging isnt in the top 10 things holding back electric cars or Tesla revenues and profits.

,However the snake charger is potentially another standard that will give Tesla network effects, but that remains to be seen, especially if Tesla allows all competitors to use all patents as was announced in the famous All Our Patents R Belong to You blog.


I think you may have misunderstood.

The Chinese are extremely proud of their Taoist traditions.

Notice the Tao quote (upper left): tao holy city, the Taoist influence is everywhere.

Taoist temples are also one of the main tourist attractions in China and willingly displayed, They are kept squiky clean and in excellent condition, at least in the urban areas.

,During the extremist Cultural Revolution, Taoism was banned, but no more.

The Communist Party and the Chinese Taoist Association have strong ties, and Taoist monks and abbots have significant influence in China.

Hereu2019s a report from the US edition of the official Chinese newspaper China Daily, a bit old (2013), but it should tell you something.

nTaoist leaders focus on preserving valuesChina of today may be Communist, but above all, China is Chinese, and Taoism is considered an intrinsic part of Chinese history and culture.

How the situation is in Taiwan, I donu2019t know.

But Taiwan is experiencing severe economic troubles, so I hope tempel maintenance there is kept at the same level as in mainland China, where Taoist temples are considered national treasures and preserved with great care, as they well should be.