Who among us hasn't heard of Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, co-founder and CEO of Neuralink, and one of the most powerful people in the world? This amazingly creative and daring Canadian investor and engineer was born in Pretoria in 1971. As a child, he was a passionate reader who found Isaac Asimov's Foundation series inspiring enough to base his entire life on.
Each of his later projects seem to involve an effort to „take the set of actions that are likely to prolong civilisation, minimise the probability of a dark age, and reduce the length of a dark age if there is one“. An admirable life mission, wouldn't you say?