A School to Build the Far Future

From Ars Technica

First space, then auto—now Elon Musk quietly tinkers with education

LA’s most exclusive school sits on SpaceX’s campus and skips sports, music, and languages.

In a corner of SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, a small, secretive group called Ad Astra is hard at work. These are not the company’s usual rocket scientists. At the direction of Elon Musk, they are tackling ambitious projects involving flamethrowers, robots, nuclear politics, and defeating evil AIs.

Those at Ad Astra still find time for a quick game of dodgeball at lunch, however, because the average age within this group is just 10 years old.

Ad Astra encompasses students, not employees. For the past four years, this experimental non-profit school has been quietly educating Musk’s sons, the children of select SpaceX employees, and a few high-achievers from nearby Los Angeles. It started back in 2014, when Musk pulled his five young sons out of one of Los Angeles’ most prestigious private schools for gifted children. Hiring one of his sons’ teachers, the CEO founded Ad Astra to “exceed traditional school metrics on all relevant subject matter through unique project-based learning experiences,” according to a previously unreported document filed with the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

First space, then auto—now Elon Musk quietly tinkers with education – Mark Harris

Of course, I am assuming that the reader is a post-millennialist. That is, he’s eager to build and shape the future, and expand the Kingdom of God and His righteousness in this life, on this world.

And I take it for granted that the long-term goal is not so much expansion into space — something that this blog promotes — as much as the shorter-term, but still very worthy goal, of defeating death.

Remember Christ,

  • that He is King over the Earth, and all that is in it, TODAY.
  • that His Law-Word is to be enforced and upheld, TODAY, by ALL the nations.
  • that death is the final enemy.

( treat the stars and worlds as great working material in the future…
but Jesus is right. First things First!

Break the back of Death first,
and then reach Christ returns to the Earth, to judge the quick and the dead,
and then, if He wills, reach for the stars.

Seeing that Christ is Lord of the Stars,
as well as the Earth,
as well as the flesh and soul of every man, woman, and child, born or unborn,
I strongly believe that He won’t tolerate those dead balls of gas and rock to just stay dead.

But death — and what causes death, sin — must be crushed first.
We must strive for holiness now, even as we lawfully increase our knowledge and power and wealth.

Then, we can life, and joy, and dominion, on a cosmic scale, for eternity.

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