Elon Musk, Doom, and the Future of Remote Work
...and Iron Man
Yesterday I learned something pretty cool on Twitter. Someone put a mock-up of Doom on a COVID test.
And Elon Musk likes my book Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Built an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture.
Musk shares a passion for engineering and rocketry with John Carmack, the co-founder of id Software I wrote about in the book. Back in August, he hosted Carmack at his company SpaceX’s Starbase.
In a recent story for Insider about the future of work, I wrote about a co-working space in the Himalayas inspired by Musk.
As remote working continues to gain acceptance, it’s only a matter of time before these New Age conquistadores spread to other New Worlds. This time, though, what draws them is not gold or land, but the lure of high-speed internet. By next year, Elon Musk has vowed to bring WiFi access to every place on earth, from the depths of the Amazon to the heart of the Sahara, through Starlink, his satellite-internet company. Musk said his ambition was to expand the internet so that anyone, anywhere, could be online whenever they want, whether in the ruins of an ancient civilization or aboard a space station.
For digital nomads, there’s already a new coworking, co-living space dedicated to Musk in one of the most remote locales, the Himalayas. The destination, WorkationX, overlooks the mountains of the Kangra District at Rajgundha and can be reached only by a four-hour hike. It features six suites, yoga classes, and a large mural of Musk and Iron Man, with Musk’s hands clasped in prayer.
Nothing like deathmatching in Doom after yoga.
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