Of course, scientists and engineers around the world are building the future as you read this, but Elon gets more press coverage than most, because he's working on a "fun future," one that includes self-driving cars, rocket ships to Mars, and other things that were once the province of science fiction. Furthermore, Musk and his companies have a proven track record – so far, they've done most of the things they said they were going to do (okay, sometimes a little late). So when the Prophet of Palo Alto makes a prediction, it carries a lot more weight than those of the drive-through oracles.
A recent article in Entrepreneur presented an infographic (courtesy of RS Components) with a timeline of the future according to Musk, compiled from predictions he's made over the years in various speeches and interviews.
*This article comes to us courtesy of EVANNEX (which also makes aftermarket Tesla accessories). Authored by Charles Morris.