Why Do We Even Listen to New Music? | Pitchfork
People can get angry, even riotous when they are presented with something they don’t know or recognize.
Much before the phrase ‘confirmation bias’ became mainstream, most of us have been practising it in the things we like, be it clothing brands, beauty ideas or music. We all are trapped in the echo chambers where we love the things we know well, just because they are familiar, and therefore lovable.
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Tesla (formerly Tesla Motors) was founded in 2003 and named after the famous 19th Century inventor Nikola Tesla, who is idolized by the tech community and engineers.
The current CEO of Tesla wasn’t the founder of the company and joined in 2004. His investments and lobbying provided the company with much-needed traction to build the first completely electric sports car, called the Roadster, which went into production in 2008.
The futuristic electric sports car was a technical marvel but out of reach for most people at USD 100,000, and also had a slow charge.