Which caused the Tesla CEO to respond, prompting individuals to offer a variety of opinions. Musk's response has received over 14,000 likes and counting since it was posted.
Elon Musk has been nicknamed many things—not all of them may be reproduced here—but he now wants to be acknowledged officially as "Technoking of Tesla."
Musk, the founder of PayPal and SpaceX, revealed his new endeavor at the MIT Technology Review Innovation Summit in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Saturday. He said that he is working on a car that will allow humans to live on other planets.
The entrepreneur also announced that he is considering taking Tesla private at $420 per share - a move which would value the company at about $70 billion.
Private companies are able to release their own financial reports without making them public, so this announcement did not come as a surprise to investors. The Financial Times reported earlier this year that Musk was looking into taking the company private.
He explained his decision to consider taking Tesla private: "If you're going to make a serious attempt at building a new civilization it makes sense to have your own planet to go to."
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, dislikes Facebook and has made his feelings known on several occasions. SpaceX and Tesla, two of Musk's most well-known enterprises, do not have a presence on the social network. Musk tweeted in July 2018 that he was considering removing all Tesla products from Amazon in response to poor customer service.
Musk also called Facebook a "virus" and said that he wants to see it go away. He added that if he could create anything, he would create a social network with viruses because they are good for society.
Musk said this during an interview at the Elevate Conference in Los Angeles. He was asked about his thoughts on social media and started by saying that he uses Twitter but doesn't like it. Then he went on to say that he thinks Facebook is evil and a virus and if he could create anything, he would create a new social network where people share files containing viruses with their friends.
He ended the interview by saying that he doesn't have time for Facebook or Twitter.
Musk has been critical of Facebook before. In 2016, he wrote an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg criticizing him for creating a social network that does not make users feel safe. In addition, Musk said that he believes Facebook to be unethical because it does not protect user privacy.
Musk's choice to send a Tesla into space was influenced by his understanding of brand management and use of new media, according to advertising professionals. Musk stated that he wished to inspire the public about the "possibility of something fresh occurring in space" as part of his wider ambition of expanding humanity to other planets.
The CEO also wanted to demonstrate that electric vehicles were capable of functioning in a vacuum without any outside assistance or control. This was intended to highlight the environmental benefits of electric cars and their reduced impact on global warming compared with traditional gasoline-powered vehicles.
In addition to this, Musk sent along a promotional video featuring Dave Willmer, a commercial space photographer who has photographed over 100 countries for brands including Coca-Cola, Nike, and Microsoft. The video shows images of Earth from space with commentary from Willmer which highlights different aspects of human nature (such as creativity, innovation, and optimism).
Musk believes that sending a car into space will help promote the industry and raise awareness about electric cars. In addition to this, it allows him to experiment with technologies such as autopilot and self-driving features which may one day be available in real world driving conditions.
Finally, Musk felt that sending a car into space was a good way to challenge himself mentally and technically.
The Twitter account "Bored Elon Musk" was established in 2013. It claims to be "Elon's thoughts and ideas in his spare time." "This is a hyper-futuristic account." While the account isn't truly run by Elon Musk, the technologies that are tweeted about make us wish it was! Here are some examples of what happens when Elon Musk gets into a futuristic thinking mode:
March 8, 2015 - Bored Elon Musk: "Would love to see a computer with human brain power. Would be nice if it were an open source project so we could all benefit."
June 15, 2014 - Bored Elon Musk: "Artificial intelligence should be treated like nuclear weapons. We need to decide how we use them, not whether."
August 25, 2013 - Bored Elon Musk: "If you asked people what they wanted, they would say faster horses. But if you gave them cars, they'd ask for faster cars."
January 13, 2012 - Bored Elon Musk: "I'm not sure why everyone thinks computers will fail. They're not going to fail, they're just going to be very good at what they do."
May 7, 2011 - Bored Elon Musk: "I think people underestimate how difficult it is to design something new. I also think people overestimate how much they understand about how machines work.