Hardware and SoftwareThe first clue to the way Musk thinks is in the super odd way that he talks. But when you don’t know how to reason, you don’t know how to evolve or adapt. We don’t think of brains as computers, so we don’t think about the distinction between hardware and software at all. That’s why it’s so important that we begin with “I don’t know shit.” That’s when we know we’re in the lab. But this epiphany—that the collective “other people” and their conventional wisdom don’t know shit—is a much larger challenge.