Owner of Twitter
From critic to owner
The internet's public square
A good day at Wall Street
Not exactly pocket change
A big challenge to the previous owners
Agressive ownership
Online free speech
Visionary or madman?
A car near you, always
Electric dreams of the future
Bigger than apple
The threat of AI
Waiting for The Terminator
Playing The Sims
The Matrix?
To The Moon!
Gambling with the market?
One step closer to singularity
The impossible dream
Space, the final frontier...
A bit of friendly competition
Our favorite Martian?
Life on Mars
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Owner of Twitter

South African-born billionaire Elon Musk, one of the wealthiest persons in the world, has acquired social media platform Twitter for 44 billion dollars.

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From critic to owner

NBC reports that not long ago, the founder of Tesla criticized the social media platform for not upholding the tenets of free speech.

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The internet's public square

“Given that Twitter serves as the de facto public town square, failing to adhere to free speech principles fundamentally undermines democracy,” Musk tweeted in March. “What should be done?”

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A good day at Wall Street

On the day the acquisition was announced, the stocks of Twitter rose significantly.

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Not exactly pocket change

Initially, Musk had bought a slice of 9,2% of the social media platform. He then proceeded to make a so-called hostile offer on all of the company.

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A big challenge to the previous owners

According to Bloomberg, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, who replaced Jack Dorsey (pictured) when he resigned in November 2021, faced a big challenge.

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Agressive ownership

Analysts like Dan Ives on Bloomberg had already expected Musk to try and have a “more aggressive ownership role” towards Twitter.

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Online free speech

Only time will tell what his ownership will truly mean for Twitter and the ever-growing debate on online free speech. How much freedom is too much freedom? Where should we draw the line when it comes to controlling content?

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Visionary or madman?

Elon Musk has made several predictions about the future over the years. Some of them have turned out chillingly true, while the deadlines of others have passed without any hint of ever materializing. Here are some of the things he has said about the coming future.

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A car near you, always

Musk became internationally famous for founding Tesla, a company focused on developing electric vehicles and clean energy. As quoted by The Verge in 2016, the South African billionaire has claimed that one would be able to summon one of his cars from anywhere in the United States.

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Electric dreams of the future

The founder of Tesla believes electric cars will become the most popular personal vehicle within the decade, as reported by Yahoo! Finances. The same piece cited OPEC’s estimations that the switch from fossil fuel would be more gradual and will probably occur circa the 2040s.

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Bigger than apple

However, everything points that we’re heading there. What sounds less likely is Musk’s boast on Twitter in 2021, predicting that Tesla would eventually become bigger than Apple.

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The threat of AI

Elon Musk called artificial intelligence the “biggest existential threat” and “summoning the demon” back in 2014, according to The Washington Post. He has claimed on Twitter that this technology is “potentially more dangerous than nukes.”

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Waiting for The Terminator

The South African millionaire claimed during an interview with Business Insider in March 2022, that artificial intelligence gone wrong is one of the things he’s most afraid of, along with extremism and declining birthrates. He has stated on Twitter that humanity will probably start seeing the dangers of artificial intelligence around 2030.

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Playing The Sims

Musk declared in 2016, during the annual Code Conference, his belief that humanity is actually living in a simulation. The Tesla founder’s argument is based on the idea that, as realistic video games become more complex, it’s logical to think that they might become indistinguishable from reality.

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The Matrix?

This doesn’t explain how we can tell we are living in a simulation. The same conclusion can be reached about how we aren’t living in the real world, though. It’s probably better not to think about it too hard.

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To The Moon!

Cryptocurrency is here to stay, as Elon Musk said during the 2021 Code Conference. The South African billionaire, one of the wealthiest individuals alive, claims that at this stage “it’s impossible to kill crypto.”

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Gambling with the market?

Musk’s comments in the past about cryptocurrency have made the market fluctuate several times, solely based on his words. In March 2022 Bitcoin, Dogecoin and Ethereum spiked after the Tesla founder posted on Twitter that he trusts these bitcoins, instead of selling them.

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One step closer to singularity

Neuralink is one of Elon Musk’s passion projects, according to Fortune. The South African billionaire assures that it's working on a memory chip that will grant users the ability to save memories like pictures on a computer, have human-to-human telepathy and help paraplegics to walk again.

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The impossible dream

Nonetheless, several scientific publications such as The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Technology Review have debunked these claims saying that they are unlikely without more data to essentially impossible.

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Space, the final frontier...

It’s no secret that the South African billionaire is interested in space travel. One of his most notable companies is SpaceX, which is focused on airspace. “My goal is not to send myself up. My goal is to open up space to humanity… and become a multiplanet species,” Musk declared in 2021 during the Code Conference.

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A bit of friendly competition

Musk has predicted that space tourism will become normalized. This is occurring, in part, due to the efforts of SpaceX. The BBC reports that the company is set to send Japanese millionaire Yusaku Maezawa to space in 2023. However, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his Blue Origin is an example that Musk is not alone in his million-dollar space dreams.

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Our favorite Martian?

Not only that, but the former CEO of Tesla believes that by 2029 humans will set foot on Mars, exactly 60 years after Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon.

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Life on Mars

A National Geographic interview from 2016 reveals that Musk estimates that by the 2060s, there could be a million humans living on the surface of the red planet. Only time will tell if this and other predictions will become true.

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