Elon Musk lands the hottest gig in Hollywood


Elon Musk is currently the most influential CEO in the world with colossal responsibilities.

He is involved in four companies that each have the ambition to disrupt and dominate their industry: Tesla (TSLA) , SpaceX, The Boring Company and Neuralink. The promises made by his companies are enormous.

Within the next two months, electric vehicle maker Tesla has promised to roll out the latest update to Full Self-Driving (FSD), its feature-packed driver assistance system, to at least 100,000 people. advanced and supposed to bring its vehicles closer to autonomy. .

The manufacturer is also organizing the second edition of its Artificial Intelligence Day on September 30. Musk will present a functional humanoid robot there, which is scheduled to be marketed from 2023.

fierce battle

Neuralink, which designs and installs brain-machine interfaces, will provide an update on its work on October 31. The goal of its technology is to enhance cognitive abilities by interacting directly with a person’s brain. The billionaire and Neuralink tested their chip on a pig called Gertrude on August 28, 2020.

For Musk, Neuralink will soon make it possible to save memories, and potentially to download them into another body or into a robot. Its technology, the company said, should also lead to a better understanding of neurological diseases.

But the company has fallen behind the competition. Synchron, which is developing its own brain-machine interface technology, obtained regulatory approvals from the US Food and Drug Administration in 2021 to test its chip on humans.

Additionally, Musk is also in a legal battle with Twitter. (TWTR) after abruptly withdrawing its $44 billion bid made on April 14 to acquire the microblogging website. The two sides are currently fighting through subpoenas. Twitter wants the court to force Musk to keep his original promise. Musk says the platform is lying about the number of fake accounts, or spam bots, that populate the social network. A quick five-day trial is scheduled for October 17 if the two sides fail to reach an agreement by then.

Musk will open a Chris Rock show

As if all that weren’t enough, Musk has just announced that he now has a new task to perform: he will open a show with comedian Chris Rock, who has been in the news for several months after the Slapgate scandal.

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Last March during the Oscars, actor Will Smith, who would later be crowned best actor for his role as the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams in King Richard, caused a resounding scandal by slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage after a bad joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Despite Smith’s apology, tensions remain between the two men. Since then, the scent of scandal has made Rock shows one of Hollywood’s most popular and coveted tickets.

“@Chrisrock invited me to open for one of their shows. Thank you Chris!” Musk posted on Twitter on September 3.

The world’s richest man appears to have accepted the invitation: “I’ll try not to wade too far,” Musk added.

The serial entrepreneur did not provide further details. It does not give, for example, the date of the show it will open or the place where it will take place. Rock is currently touring across the country and in Europe. From Sept. 7-12, he and fellow comedian Dave Chapelle will be touring Europe (the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark), according to Ticketmaster. And for the rest of the month, the comedian will resume his solo shows in Detroit, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh before New Orleans and New York in early October.

Musk’s announcement came as a comment to a post of a music video from his May 2021 Saturday Night Live hosting concert. He heard “I’ve reinvented electric cars and send people on Mars in a rocket. Did you think I was going to be a normal guy too?”

The announcement of the billionaire who has nearly 105 million fans on the platform has completely electrified his fans.

“Good news!!! 🔥🔥🔥,” one Twitter user commented with a photo of Rock and Musk.

“You’ll be fine, Elon. You’re pretty hilarious,” posted another user.

“No slapping,” joked another user.

“I want to be on this show,” added another fan.


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