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The Chances of Twitter Surviving Elon Musk

December 5. 2022. 7 mins read

Elon Musk should stick to building rockets and electric cars. A lot of people have been saying that lately, and they’re right. After reducing the cost of transporting goods to space by 90%, and building the most popular electric car on this planet without spending a dime on advertising, he probably should stick to his core competencies. Of course, being the prolific entrepreneur that he is, he won’t. He’s also building boreholes and designing brain computer interfaces. And we haven’t even talked about his past businesses – like building one of the two most advanced AI labs in the world, OpenAI.

Given his track record, we’re surprised to see how low he’s stooping with Twitter. And by that, we mean why he’s choosing to dabble in something that can barely even pass for technology. If we had to rank all disruptive technologies based on meaningful impact, social media would be at the bottom. It’s done very little to progress society, and largely served to waste people’s time while making American youth believe that the most desirable profession is “social media influencer,” whatever that is. So, why did Elon Musk buy Twitter?

We wanted flying cars. Instead, we got 140 characters.”

Peter Thiel, 2013

Why Did Elon Musk Buy Twitter?

From the horse’s mouth, there are two main reasons why Elon Musk bought Twitter. The first is b

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