Bored Elon Musk

Bored Elon Musk

The thoughts and inventions from Elon in his downtime. This is a futuristic hyper-parody account.

THIS CHAT HAPPENED ON September 25, 2015

Discussion

Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
I'd like to discuss solving the problems of the universe, and your toaster.
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
OK everyone that's my time. Thanks for stopping by and following me on Twitter. Feel free to tweet me with follow-up questions.
Ryan Hoover
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Bored Elon, what's on your homescreen?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@rrhoover A horrible mess of cat screenshots that I have failed to delete or organize.
Robin Bonny
Robin Bonny@robinfbonny · student
How many hours have you spent playing Kerbal Space Program?
MaX Falstein
MaX Falstein@maxfalstein · CEO, CET & Founder of MaX Saxe Design
@robinfbonny many hundreds for many millions of us!
Jack Dweck
Jack Dweck@jackdweck · Product Manager at Unroll.Me
Are you friends with @StartupLJackson?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@jackdweck We are indeed brethren. In fact we've sworn a blood oath to each other via Twitter. It's a new feature in beta.
MaX Falstein
MaX Falstein@maxfalstein · CEO, CET & Founder of MaX Saxe Design
What started your boredom & the Twitter account?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@maxfalstein The account started on the day the Hyperloop was announced.
MaX Falstein
MaX Falstein@maxfalstein · CEO, CET & Founder of MaX Saxe Design
@boredelonmusk @maxfalstein anything in particular that you enjoyed or did not enjoy about the announcement of the hyperloop? What triggered your boredom solving ideas?
Dave Gibbons
Dave Gibbons@qiwidave · Creative Director/Founder Qiwi Games, LL
@boredelonmusk Which of your amazing invention ideas you've posted to twitter would you be the most excited about if they were real?
Dave Gibbons
Dave Gibbons@qiwidave · Creative Director/Founder Qiwi Games, LL
@qiwidave I'd say it's a tie between "Eye-tracking app that sees when you're entering deep thought and changes your computer's display/audio to replicate a shower." and "Steering wheels that won't turn more than 10 degrees unless turn signal active in that direction." :-D
Joe
Joe@thejj100100
@boredelonmusk Have you ever talked to the real Elon Musk?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@thejj100100 Define "real."
Andrew Ettinger
Andrew Ettinger@ettinger · 👟 @wearAtoms // ex @Twitter @ProductHunt
@boredelonmusk - What % of ideas do you think up and then say to yourself, "That's a hell of an idea. I shouldn't share that with 131k people!"
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@andrewmettinger After your first billion dollars, hoarding ideas for yourself is less important.
Sheldon Baker
Sheldon Baker@sheldonnbbaker · Coder meatbag
When will we see your idea for an electric jet?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@sheldonnbbaker Hopefully soon. Physics is a cruel mistress.
MaX Falstein
MaX Falstein@maxfalstein · CEO, CET & Founder of MaX Saxe Design
@boredelonmusk @sheldonnbbaker Richard Branson has been giving the mistress a little go about recently.
brian dakin
brian dakin@bridak70 · retired
@boredelonmusk Your cooperation and partnership with NASA is essential to SpaceX and so my question is this. When you get to Mars if you have visual proof of another civilization that once lived on Mars will you tell the public even if NASA orders you not to show the images and video's discovered in the name of National Security?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@bridak70 We'll cross that bridge when we get there.
Srikanth
Srikanth@sriksm19 · CDO
@boredelonmusk What could be the smartest way to transfer experiences. Most human knowledge is constrained in someone's experience and insights. What if there could be a smart and fast way to transfer those ?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@sriksm19 We're all just walking computers. It will happen some day. Then you'll be able to plug in and learn Kung-Fu really quickly and how to dodge bullets and how to be a terrible actor.
Which island would you buy?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@4fiji Australia.
Andrew So
Andrew So@andrewdixonso
Do you ever come up with an idea so great, you either start building it or pass the idea along to someone capable of building it?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@andrewdixonso My Twitter feed is exactly the latter. I expect every single post on my timeline to turn into a completed project within 3 months. Otherwise I will hope YOU personally responsible.
johndito
johndito@mojowrkn · Sr. Systems Manager
@boredelonmusk What do you look for in a woman??
MaX Falstein
MaX Falstein@maxfalstein · CEO, CET & Founder of MaX Saxe Design
What is your day job?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@maxfalstein Running two massive engineering companies? I need to get a better PR person...
Sid Chanchal Mall
Sid Chanchal Mall@chanchalsid · Future Founder, Human-Machine Efficacy
@boredelonmusk What to-do, task management or planning tool(s) do you use personally?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@chanchalsid Hippocampus
Sid Chanchal Mall
Sid Chanchal Mall@chanchalsid · Future Founder, Human-Machine Efficacy
@boredelonmusk @chanchalsid Thanks! I just looked it up. Seems everybody has one but couldn't find a decent user manual :(
Irene Hitchcock
Irene Hitchcock@ireneelisabethh · Proud Mother, Swim Teacher, Volunteer
What is your favourite big & little thing in your Model X?
Althea Lawson
Althea Lawson@jueshichi
Keep doing what you do! Best Twitter account out there and in here. @boredelonmusk
Silvia Li
Silvia Li@lisamsilvia · Content Marketing@ Startup Grind
@boredelonmusk Who will be the next @Twitter CEO?
@boredelonmusk do you think gardening might help save this planet?
Eric Noe
Eric Noe@noeboyz2 · Founder/inventor Lexington Environmental
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@noeboyz2 Correct.
Antonio Rentería
Antonio Rentería@toniorenteria · Entrepreneur
@boredelonmusk Why are you bored?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@toniorenteria Rocket science sets the bar very high for expectations on how intense and exciting your available time is.
Mihai Bărbat
Mihai Bărbat@floppyrom · Engineer
Bored Elon, how would you disrupt Healthcare?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@floppyrom $750 AIDS pills. Definitely would start there.
Lamont Cranston
Lamont Cranston@lamontcranston3
@boredelonmusk How many icons are on your computer's desktop?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@lamontcranston3 You had one shot at a question and this was it huh?
shanwhiz
shanwhiz@shanwhiz · CTO, EQ Works
@boredelonmusk do you dream of space flight from the POV of the rocket?
Lamont Cranston
Lamont Cranston@lamontcranston3
The old star wars movies or the new star trek movies?
MrBainus
MrBainus@thebainus
@boredelonmusk What is the greatest invention made by mankind?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@thebainus Plumbing. Hands down. There's nothing worse than someone throwing a bucket of lukewarm shit out the window.
Besides thermodynamics and assuming it is in the same container, whats the difference between cold and hot coffee?
Jim Robb
Jim Robb@jimrobb44 · Associate Director of Marketing
@boredelonmusk Watching the #richmond2015 UCI bike race right now. Can you design a fool-proof transmission for a bike?
Srikanth
Srikanth@sriksm19 · CDO
@boredelonmusk Hi, What's the most creative idea you have thought off in your bored time?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@sriksm19 Bananamangos.
MaX Falstein
MaX Falstein@maxfalstein · CEO, CET & Founder of MaX Saxe Design
@boredelonmusk @sriksm19 I think that should be decided by peers!
FischGeek
FischGeek@fischgeek
@sriksm19 I think it's the car-periscope to see over the vehicle in front of you to tell if it's safe to turn.
Pierrick
Pierrick@pierrickgt · Front-end Developer at Meilleurs Agents
Is Volkswagen fucked?
MaX Falstein
MaX Falstein@maxfalstein · CEO, CET & Founder of MaX Saxe Design
@pierrickgt no - good time to invest in VW & Audi soon :D
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@pierrickgt Hopefully this will push them to speed up the move to electric vehicles.
Luís Otávio Ribeiro
Luís Otávio Ribeiro@luisofribeiro · Product, Catarse
What is your vision about the future of P2P money transaction?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@luisofribeiro I think the future of cash payments will be in the form of indirectly trying to market your product in a place you have no business doing so.
Neil
Neil@deleted-178095
@boredelonmusk Have you ever loved someone so much you'd give an arm for. Not the expression, no, literally give an arm for?!
Nagesh Mallugari
Nagesh Mallugari@nageshmallugari
Hi Elon! Healthcare is a big problem similar (in magnitude) as Energy. What are your thoughts on addressing on healthcare challenges (not just in the U.S. but around the world)? In the areas of Access vs Quality vs Costs? Is the solution Technology vs Culture?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@nageshmallugari Developing time travel will be easier than solving our healthcare challenges.
Nagesh Mallugari
Nagesh Mallugari@nageshmallugari
Elon, how can we think about health on Mars (once we get there) and leverage technology to manage health & prevent disease?
Althea Lawson
Althea Lawson@jueshichi
Do you love almonds as much as I do? @boredelonmusk
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@jueshichi #NOMNOMNOM
Althea Lawson
Althea Lawson@jueshichi
Yummy. Chocolate-covered are the best! @boredelonmusk @jueshichi
Mihai Bărbat
Mihai Bărbat@floppyrom · Engineer
If a kid asks you now what kind of job do you think would be worth to have when they will be adults?
MaX Falstein
MaX Falstein@maxfalstein · CEO, CET & Founder of MaX Saxe Design
Do you see a time when you, @boredelonmusk, & the real @elonmusk will sit down a have a chat about hiring your imaginative ass?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@maxfalstein Writing clever tweets certainly translates well into heavy engineering.
Luki
Luki @compactinator · asda
@boredelonmusk what was your hardest decision till yet ?
Roy Neumann
Roy Neumann@ttn_pr0m3th3u5 · Technology Consultant
@boredelonmusk Have you flown any of the tech that Ben Rich had in his desert 'garage' ?
Althea Lawson
Althea Lawson@jueshichi
What makes you happy? @boredelonmusk
Sean Do
Sean Do@everywheresean · Web Developer - Photographer
@boredelonmusk Only Cats on Mars, thoughts?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@everywheresean Unfortunately the best route would be hairless creatures only. Do you know how hard it is to clean cat hair out of a football-field-sized-air filter?
HirezFireFox
HirezFireFox@chasarsis
What do you tell yourself everyday when you wake up? And has that changed significantly through the years?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@chasarsis "I'm sure glad I don't talk to myself. That would be a sign that I'm going insane. OK have a good day Elon."
Irene Hitchcock
Irene Hitchcock@ireneelisabethh · Proud Mother, Swim Teacher, Volunteer
@boredelonmusk Hi BEM! What are you working on right now? Other than your electric jet.
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@ireneelisabethh An app that lets me type 10 different answers at the same time on Product Hunt.
Juanchi Roca-Paisley
Juanchi Roca-Paisley@minionsharkbait · Future Astronaut
What are your thoughts on altering DNA to enhance humans capabilities and their moral ramifications?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@minionsharkbait On one hand I think it's morally wrong because only the wealthy will be able to afford such modifications. On the other hand I really would like a shark for an arm.
Irene Hitchcock
Irene Hitchcock@ireneelisabethh · Proud Mother, Swim Teacher, Volunteer
@boredelonmusk @minionsharkbait You can have an ill tempered sea bass only in your volcano layer.
Yuanhao
Yuanhao@yuanhao · theboldapp.com
Do you plan for gold mining on mars? : D
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@yuanhao Mining on Mars will focus on materials that preserve life. Gold is worthless if you're dead.
Mihai Bărbat
Mihai Bărbat@floppyrom · Engineer
what's your favorite Trappist?
Irene Hitchcock
Irene Hitchcock@ireneelisabethh · Proud Mother, Swim Teacher, Volunteer
How are you going to stop Donald Trump?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@ireneelisabethh By letting him continue to talk.
Leonid Peancovschi
Leonid Peancovschi@leonid_peancovschi
@boredelonmusk how to take humankind to the next level?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@lpeancovschi I have three companies working towards that mission. Feel free to chip in on some other stuff yourself. Like figuring out an easier way to find good avocados.
Arti
Arti@ajpeddakotla · Product Manager
@boredelonmusk how do you come up with ideas no one has thought of before, and you have any limits you place on the feasibility of an idea?
Jacqueline von Tesmar
Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
Do you ever get brilliant ideas that you can use from your kids?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@jacqvon Technically since my DNA resides in them, they get all their brilliant ideas from me.
Jacqueline von Tesmar
Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
Irene Hitchcock
Irene Hitchcock@ireneelisabethh · Proud Mother, Swim Teacher, Volunteer
Your most creative way to tell someone it'll be a while, please.
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@ireneelisabethh Hand them a card that says, "turn this card over to see how to waste an idiot's time." The other side of the card will say the same thing.
James
James@jcma08
@boredelonmusk will the human race most likely be destroyed by ourselves or by machines first?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@jcma08 Ultimately that's the same thing.
David Duckworth
David Duckworth@davidduckie
@boredelonmusk why are you bored?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@davidduckie I'm only bored sometimes. For about 10 seconds each day. While I'm sitting on the toilet. And that's when I share tweets with all of you.
Maks Surguy
Maks Surguy@msurguy · Creator of Bootsnipp, UX Dev at NBC News
@boredelonmusk Is taming Grasshoppers your full time job?
nb
nb@scipio_the_nerd
@boredelonmusk Which is the superior way of transportation?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@scipio_the_nerd Anything that makes a "thwoooooooompt" sound.
Roy Neumann
Roy Neumann@ttn_pr0m3th3u5 · Technology Consultant
@boredelonmusk What do you think of Volkswagen's new super electric car ... the Porsche Mission-e ?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@ttn_pr0m3th3u5 It's a really pretty 3D rendering. Would make for a great wallpaper desktop.
Donovan Stenger
Donovan Stenger@donovanstenger · Owner/technologist
Hi, what are your thoughts on Tesla and the science from his era?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@donovanstenger Edison was a dick.
Do you still think about that EV1 vehicle from time to time? You know, to get some of the feels?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@ajc491 The same way one thinks about an ex-girlfriend. There were good times. There were bad times. And lots of explosions along the way.
@boredelonmusk @ajc491 So the answer is "no". Very well.
Joel Eaton
Joel Eaton@whatsthgoodword
@boredelonmusk When you finally leave for Mars, and have nothing to do during a four month trip, what amazing ideas will you come up with?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@whatsthgoodword A way to decrease the time it takes to travel to Mars.
Sean Do
Sean Do@everywheresean · Web Developer - Photographer
@boredelonmusk Nuclear plans on Mars? Is terraforming an option?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@everywheresean It would be a lot more useful compared to the two options for nuclear weapons: 1) Sitting and collecting dust. 2) Turning all of us into dust.
Irene Hitchcock
Irene Hitchcock@ireneelisabethh · Proud Mother, Swim Teacher, Volunteer
What do thou think about OTEC?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@ireneelisabethh There's an ocean of research that's still required to go this route. But it certainly wets my appetite.
nb
nb@scipio_the_nerd
@boredelonmusk Which of the smurfs would you hire to work at SpaceX?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@scipio_the_nerd The blue one.
Kari Dreyling
Kari Dreyling@kjdreyling
What would you do if you found that life on Mars consisted purely of AI created by another species?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@kjdreyling Replicate the technology and use it to replace 99% of government employees.
nb
nb@scipio_the_nerd
@boredelonmusk Who do you look up to?
Carolyn Janice Walsh
Carolyn Janice Walsh@carolynjwalsh · President and founder
Why is this is the best time to be alive? So many challenges that face humankind?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@carolynjwalsh We have mattresses with 100 softness settings available to us. Things are pretty solid.
AlphaEpic
AlphaEpic@alphaepic11
ive heard that you play Kerbal Space Program, have you tried to build the falcon 9? and do you use any modifications in game?
Irene Hitchcock
Irene Hitchcock@ireneelisabethh · Proud Mother, Swim Teacher, Volunteer
What is your favourite scientific discovery in the past decade?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@ireneelisabethh The extraneous letter "u" in certain words.
Irene Hitchcock
Irene Hitchcock@ireneelisabethh · Proud Mother, Swim Teacher, Volunteer
@boredelonmusk @ireneelisabethh You are married to a pom, no?
Kari Dreyling
Kari Dreyling@kjdreyling
What is the #1 thing we take for granted?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@kjdreyling Libraries. People don't realize how lucky they are to have a quick place to use the bathroom without having to buy a coffee.
Jacob Orth
Jacob Orth@jacob_orth1
@boredelonmusk What is your favorite video game?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@jacob_orth1 Past: Twisted Metal 2.
David Duckworth
David Duckworth@davidduckie
@boredelonmusk @jacob_orth1 "your tires will be constantly squealing in pain" https://youtu.be/eCAX9JTLWA0?t=81
Donovan Stenger
Donovan Stenger@donovanstenger · Owner/technologist
Hi, any ideas on how we can turn gravity/electron motion straight into usable electricity?
Bored Elon Musk
Bored Elon Musk@boredelonmusk
@donovanstenger Ah yes, my weekend project. Thanks for reminding me.
AlphaEpic
AlphaEpic@alphaepic11
What will be the best improvement in the next 10 years?
Roy Neumann
Roy Neumann@ttn_pr0m3th3u5 · Technology Consultant
@boredelonmusk What is the best thing about dinner in an old Belgian ironmongery ?
AlphaEpic
AlphaEpic@alphaepic11
could the hyperloop be powered by the same idea of a railgun?
Irene Hitchcock
Irene Hitchcock@ireneelisabethh · Proud Mother, Swim Teacher, Volunteer
My 3 yr old gurlie says Hello from NZ & what are your plans for the weekend?
jayfrost
jayfrost@jayfrost
@boredelonmusk Hey Elon ever thought about using the hyperloop to move water to california?
Giuliano Ambrosio
Giuliano Ambrosio@juliusdesign · Creative Strategist @AQuest
When you think of becoming Iron Man to do to end the wars in the world?