If Elon Musk waited for regulators before trying anything, we wouldn’t have Tesla and SpaceX.
OFTEN, ignoring regulators is the only way to make progress.
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Musk ignored FAA warnings on rocket launches, and SEC restrictions on his tweets (he also goes out of his way to insult that agency on Twitter.)
23&Me first offered their products without permission.
Same with charities that donate unapproved 3D-printed prosthetic limbs.
Uber and Lyft only exist because they broke the rules.
Electric scooter companies, too.
“Everywhere you look in America today, there are people pushing up against really crazy laws and regulations,” says Adam Thierer, author of “Permissionless Innovation.”
The video above shows what’s at stake.