Elon Musk, the billionaire tech mogul and brain behind SpaceX and Tesla, has declared his reason for buying Twitter. Musk believes that Twitter was being exploited as an ‘information technology weapon’ to spread the ‘woke mind virus’ globally. This bombshell was dropped during a comprehensive interview with Joe Rogan on “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
Musk’s sensational comments are bound to send shockwaves through Silicon Valley and beyond. His bold claim suggests that the social media giant was corroding civilization itself, leading him to take control of the platform. Musk said, “I mean, this is gonna sound somewhat melodramatic, but I was worried about that it was having a corrosive effect on civilization, that it was just having a bad, a bad impact.”
His comments didn’t stop there. Musk went on to critique San Francisco, where Twitter is headquartered, likening it to a ‘zombie apocalypse.’ He said, “If you’ve walked around downtown San Francisco, right near the X headquarters. It’s a zombie apocalypse. I mean, it’s rough.” He associated the decline of the city with the philosophy being propagated by Twitter.
“It’s a zombie apocalypse.”
Joe Rogan and Elon Musk discuss how the Woke Mind Virus is destroying downtown San Francisco and civilization as we know it. pic.twitter.com/BT5zvk2yi4
— Mythinformed (@MythinformedMKE) October 31, 2023
Musk raised the alarm, pointing out that a potentially niche and geographically constrained philosophy was being amplified into a global ‘mind virus’ via Twitter. Looking at the state of downtown San Francisco, he called it the ‘end of civilization.’
Musk’s acquisition of Twitter sent ripples throughout the tech world, but his recent explanation has cranked up the controversy to a whole new level. He condemned the previous regime at the platform as serving as a censor, stating that the woke ‘mind virus’ depends on the ability to silence opposing views to survive, as it is not robust enough to stand on its own.
This is a wake-up call for all of us. It’s time to ask serious questions about the influence of social media platforms like Twitter on our society and civilization. Are we, as Musk suggests, sleepwalking into a ‘zombie apocalypse’? Or is there still time to turn things around?
Musk’s provocative comments are sure to spark heated debates. Whether you agree with him or not, one thing is clear: he’s not afraid to shake up the status quo. As we continue to grapple with the implications of his words, let’s hope they serve as a catalyst for much-needed change.