Shortly after the birth of his first child, Elon Musk has once again hit the headlines after his appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast saw him make some bizarre claims.
He's certainly raised some eyebrows. Keep scrolling for the clip.
This week, Elon Musk has been dominating the headlines.
via: GettyThe South African entrepreneur recently welcomed the birth of his first child with his partner, Grimes, and people have been going crazy about the bizarre name. But more on that later...
But today, he is in the headlines for a different reason entirely...
via: GettyElon recently made his grand return to the Joe Rogan Experience, but people have been left seriously alarmed by some of the things he was saying.
As most of you will know, Elon Musk is currently one of the wealthiest men in the world.
via: Getty ImagesBeing the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineering Designer of SpaceX and Tesla, he has an awful lot going for him.
So, of course, everyone wants to interview him.
via: GettyHe's a pretty unusual character and has made for some great entertainment in his interviews in the past.
And even without these interviews, Elon has done some pretty eye-opening things in the past.
via: Getty ImagesWhen unveiling Tesla's latest Cyber truck design in November last year, Eleon got, for lack of a better word, a bit cocky.
We all remember this awful moment.
via: Getty ImagesHe claimed that the Cyber Truck was unbreakable, and he was so confident in the shatterproof design that he asked Tesla design chief Franz von Holshausen to throw a rock at the Cybertrucks window.
Maybe he threw it a little hard...
"It worked in rehearsals..."
Franz throws steel ball at Cybertruck window right before launch. Guess we have some improvements to make before pr… https://t.co/CKb9LTjydR— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1574482077.0
Inevitably the incident led to people mocking the living hell out of Tesla.
@tailosivetech @elonmusk Put Tesla glass on the next iPhone— Amber 💕🧡 (@Amber 💕🧡)1574482508.0
People began mocking Elon directly.
Not that Musk seems to care...
Elon is certainly a man who knows what he's doing.
via: Getty ImagesBehind the strange behaviors, he is a seriously smart guy and, even if we don't agree with everything that he does, it is undeniable that he is paving the path in the world of technology.
He seemed to immediately bounce back from the Cybertruck disaster...
via: Getty ImagesMeaning that it will certainly take a lot to drag this man down.
And, in more personal news...
via: Getty ImagesElon and his partner, Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, recently welcomed their first child... And, of course, they caused a whole lot of controversy in doing so.
On Star Wars Day, May 4th, Elon became a dad.
@flcnhvy @TeslaGong @PPathole @priscillabanana https://t.co/lm30U60OtO— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1588660456.0
The little bundle of joy appears to be in great health...
@priscillabanana X Æ A-12 Musk— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1588648459.0
Obviously, people are in complete disbelief at the name choice.
In 16 years Elon Musk's baby will beat him to death with a sock full of apartheid emeralds and change his name to Ryan— j̴̢͘҉i̸̢͞z̛̛̀҉͞z̡͞w̶̵̢͜͞i̡͘t̸͝͝c̸͝h̀͏ (@j̴̢͘҉i̸̢͞z̛̛̀҉͞z̡͞w̶̵̢͜͞i̡͘t̸͝͝c̸͝h̀͏)1588735494.0
To explain the name further, Elon this week appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience, just 3 days after the birth of little X Æ A-12.Now, we all remember Elon's last appearance on the podcast show... You know, when he lit up a joint and started puffing away?
Well, this time, he has stirred up just as much controversy...
via: YouTubeBut this time without the marijuana.
During the podcast, many topics were covered...
via: YouTubeElon cleared up the correct pronunciation of his child's name, which is pronounced X-Ash A-12, by the way. And he also weighed in on the current medical pandemic by claiming that, out of Tesla's 7,000 employees in China, none died during the
And, while he started discussing some of Tesla's latest ventures...He came out with a new idea that, even for Tesla fans' standards, is seriously terrifying.
Elon has a plan that will one day link a human brain to a smartphone.
via: YouTubeOn the podcast, Elon discussed his latest project, Neuralink, a brain-machine interface aiming to integrate humans with artificial intelligence by surgically implanting processors into brains. It sounds like a badly-written sci-fi movie, doesn't it?
But sadly, it is real.And people are seriously freaked out.
But Elon insists that there are many benefits to installing Neuralink in the brain...
via: YouTubeSuch as restoring eyesight, limb function, and hearing. But the implant procedure sounds brutal.
Joe broached the question about the procedure: What exactly would take place if someone were to have a Neuralink installed?
via: YouTube“We would basically take out a chunk of your skull and put the Neuralink device in there," Elon casually replied. "You insert the electrode threads very carefully in the brain and then you stitch it. It would interface anywhere in the brain and it could restore your eyesight and limb functionalities." It's a no from me.
Elon also added that Neuralink will eradicate the use of words.
via: YouTubeOn communication, the entrepreneur said that we will be able to communicate without words in the future, predicting this change will take place as soon as within 5-10 years. For now, the priority is to solve brain injuries, he said.
It is total madness.
Listening to @elonmusk talk on the JRE podcast. I am now confused, worried yet amazed... Am I gonna be able to orde… https://t.co/h59fV5xfje— Sam Denaro (@Sam Denaro)1588902682.0