Review of crazy stories about Elon Musk. From the idea of ​​​​dropping nuclear bombs to coca * a in Coca-Cola

Elon Musk is not only the richest man in the world and the owner of SpaceX and Tesla. This is perhaps the most eccentric billionaire in the world.

In addition to unusual projects, he is also known for his statements and actions that regularly make headlines and are discussed on social networks.

Below we have collected five stories about Elon Musk. Some of them he still pays for.

1. Musk wanted to buy back Tesla shares for $420 (you know what reference)

In August 2018, Musk, sitting in his car in Los Angeles, wrote the now legendary tweet about the Tesla stock buyback.

I am considering privatizing Tesla for $420. Funding secured.

Elon Musk

The company’s shares were rising rapidly at the time, but after Musk’s tweet, they jumped sharply from $340 to $390. But within a few months, they fell to $250, and Musk himself became a defendant in an investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. It turned out that he was not going to buy Tesla and he had no money for this.

The settlement cost him and the company $40 million. In addition, Musk lost his position as chairman of the board of Tesla and had to coordinate his tweets with lawyers.

2. Musk smoked on a Joe Rogan podcast. I had to pay for this too.

In September 2018, Musk became a member of Joe Rogan’s podcast. During the conversation, he smoked marijuana, which provoked NASA investigation into SpaceX.

Musk took one puff, but that was enough to get NASA’s attention. The fact is that SpaceX is a NASA military contractor with security clearance, and the use of marijuana is illegal at the federal level in the United States.

As a result of the incident, NASA had to pay SpaceX $5 million to conduct a “workplace culture” audit to ensure that the company’s employees “comply with strict drug-free federal contractor regulations.”

Interestingly, Boeing had to conduct a similar check, but at its own expense.

3. Musk wanted to nuke Mars

In 2015, Musk was a guest on The Late Show with Steve Colbert. Answering questions about the colonization of Mars, Musk saidthat the planet is not yet habitable.

At first, you will have to live in transparent domes, but eventually you will be able to turn Mars into an Earth-like planet. You can heat it up.

Elon Musk

He added that warming could happen quickly or slowly.

Quick way:

Drop thermonuclear weapons over the poles [Марса].

Elon Musk

After that, the host jokingly called Musk a supervillain. In 2019, Musk repeated the same theory.

As a result, SpaceX released T-shirts with the words Nuke Mars, which means “Nuclear Mars” in translation.

4. Musk called for regulating artificial intelligence so that robots do not kill people

Musk is one of the best-known proponents of artificial intelligence, but he has also long been vocal about the need for governments to regulate it.

In 2017, Musk spoke at a meeting of the National Association of Governors of the United States, where he expressed his concerns about the future of artificial intelligence.

I am familiar with the most advanced artificial intelligence and I think people should be very concerned about this. I keep sounding the alarm, but until people see robots walking down the street and killing people, they don’t know how to react because it seems so unearthly.

Elon Musk

He added that the current model, where governments only intervene after “a whole bunch of bad things have happened,” is not good for artificial intelligence because the technology poses “a fundamental risk to the existence of civilization.”

5. Musk offered to buy Coca-Cola and return cocaine to it

After buying Twitter, users began to offer Musk to acquire other famous companies. Musk himself jokingly thought about buying Coca-Cola.

I’ll buy Coca-Cola next to get the cocaine back in it.

Elon Musk

The story of Coca-Cola and cocaine is not fiction. In 1894, when the first bottle of Coca-Cola went on sale, the label warned that the drink contained 3.5 grams of cocaine.

Coca leaves are used to make cola, which contains cocaine. At the end of the 19th century, Coca-Cola did not clean the leaves of the drug.

Source: — Новости высоких технологий, обзоры смартфонов, презентации Apple by

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