Elon Musk never shies away from interacting with his fans and critics on Twitter. From cryptocurrency and Tesla to rockets and SpaceX, the billionaire businessman answers every question on the microblog site – as much as he can. Not only that, it also creates quirky memes to confuse users. On August 28, a user posted a short video clip featuring Musk. In the 17-second video, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX is seen talking about physics, philosophy and aliens.
Musk says in the video that he thinks this is one of the big questions in physics and philosophy: “Where are the aliens?” The question is followed by moments of silence before he shouts again, “Maybe they’re among us, I don’t know.”
He jokes, “Some people think I’m an alien,” and the crowd bursts into laughter and applause. Then Musk approaches the microphone again and adds, “Not true.”
A user (@teslaownersSV) tweeted the video and asked, “Is @elonmusk an alien?”
Musk replied, “Of course.”
– Tesla Owners of Silicon Valley (@teslaownersSV) August 27, 2021
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 29, 2021
Twitter users responded to this response in their own unique ways. One user (@Tom_IshDelight) said there was a lot of evidence that we were all really aliens.
I think there is a lot of evidence that we are all aliens too. But, in the spirit of the question, I believe they’ve probably always been here. It’s getting harder and harder to stay hidden.
– Tom_Ish (@Tom_IshDelight) August 29, 2021
This user (@JeremyGreenlee) thought about sharing a family photo with the newly announced Tesla Bot. “Did you like our new family photo, Elon?” Ask the user.
Do you like our new family photo, Elon? pic.twitter.com/Kntce3ESvQ
– ???? Jeremy Greenlee (@JeremyGreenlee) August 29, 2021
Here are some more hilarious reactions:
– RiteshAdsul (@adsul_ritesh) August 29, 2021
Video made by @PUBLIKFRUIT
– SIMPLΞ APΞALIΞN | sadboi.eth | (@CryptoHoarderrr) August 29, 2021
I knew it. Only an alien would have the ability to take us to space and beyond, despite our human overlords. ???????????? https://t.co/GXvWOaJGCa
– SteamyBooks (@SteamyBook) August 29, 2021
That’s why you have such an interest in getting to Mars! ???????????? https://t.co/FORDosAoe3
– Kunal Srivastav (@ Kunal_sr007) August 29, 2021
Last week, Musk announced that Tesla was working on the Tesla Bot humanoid project, whose prototype will be unveiled next year. Musk unveiled the robot at Tesla’s AI Day event and said the intention was to develop a friendly robot that performs “unsafe, repetitive or boring” tasks. The electric car manufacturer will leverage its artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques to build the robot.
This is an interesting departure from what Musk has said in the past. In 2017, Musk said AI was a fundamental risk to the future of human civilization in a way that car crashes, plane crashes, faulty medications or bad food were not. “They were harmful to a set of individuals in society, but they were not harmful to individuals as a whole,” he said.