Green has some thoughts on elons comments
It's a bit disingenuous of Green to say that Tesla is remiss because they haven't yet learned from others and replicated their successes. There's plenty to learn from Waymo, but you cannot replicate their success without replicating their sensors.
The world is a bit better off precisely because Tesla has decided not to follow the paths others have created. LIDAR-free FSD might be a fools-errand, but we won't know unless someone gives it a try.