Tesla Bot will start an ‘Age of Abundance’, claims Musk

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Electric vehicle company Tesla has already decided on its next big thing is: robotics. Alongside its seemingly never-releasing Cybertruck, the company is currently hyping up the future release of Tesla Bot.

As Tesla’s first humanoid robot, Tesla Bot is designed to complete tasks ordinary humans don’t want to do. But what is the device and when will it enter production?

When will Tesla Bot start production?

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At the recent Tesla Rodeo event, Tesla CEO Elon Musk explained that the upcoming robotics launch is slowly approaching. After announcing the robot last year — with cosplay models instead of hardware — many thought that the product would be years away.

However, Musk remains adamant that Tesla Bot production will start next year. The Tesla CEO told fans and press:

“I think we have a shot at being in production for version 1 of Optimus hopefully next year.”

If the humanoid robot does indeed launch next year, that would be a huge surprise. Tesla isn’t known for fast release cycle. For example, the ugly Cybertruck still isn’t out. Furthermore, released products are typically in beta and have poor quality control.

Nevertheless, the company’s first robot could launch in 2023. If every resource possible is funnelled into the product, we may see humanoid robots populate houses for the first time very soon.

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An Age of Abundance

While hyping up the as-of-yet unreleased Tesla Bot, Elon Musk explained the thinking behind the project. Mostly, the Tesla CEO reiterated that it will “do basically anything humans don’t want to do”. However, Musk also expanded on the idea.

Musk claimed that the robot “will upend our idea of what the economy is”. The Tesla CEO claimed that the product will result in an “age of abundance” for humanity. He continued:

“It may be hard to imagine it, but as you see Optimus develop, and we will make sure it’s safe, no Terminator stuff, it will transform the world to a degree even greater than the cars.”

Of course, Musk’s claims of an economic shakeup are still unproven. More likely, if Tesla Bot can do human jobs, many humans will be replaced in favour of drones. In a capitalist society, an Age of Abundance only grants benefits to the people selling the robots and the companies using them.