Elon Musk just gave the best tech keynote I’ve ever seen

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I’ve watched a lot of handsomely paid CEOs get on stages for keynote presentations over the past decade, and none were as good as the one I saw Elon Musk give Thursday night in California as he introduced Tesla’s new battery system. I’m sure many people will disagree — I mean, how can you compete with Steve Jobs introducing the iPhone in 2007 — but ultimately Jobs was selling a better smartphone. Musk is selling a better future.

I’m not saying Musk is going to succeed, or that you should go buy Tesla’s battery. There are lots of ways to save the world and cut down on fossil fuels and Tesla’s plan isn’t the first. I’m just happy to see a presentation that was genuinely exciting and inspiring — a sales pitch for a tech product that’s…

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