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Uber's CEO Perfectly Shut Down Elon Musk's Attack With Just 1 Tweet

BurgerTiime

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https://www.inc.com/eric-mack/elon-musk-trolled-ubers-future-plans-so-its-ceo-came-back-with-perfect-response-in-just-1-tweet.html

Uber's CEO Perfectly Shut Down Elon Musk's Attack With Just 1 Tweet
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO is not a fan of flying cars, as Dara Khosrowshahi recently learned.
self-driving cars are the future, and flying cars, and eventually self-flying cars. But Elon Musk thinks Hyperloops and tunnels with high-speed sleds to shortcut traffic are the way to go.

It's kind of interesting that a man who has made electric cars that are basically self-driving and proposed using space rockets for super-fast international flightswouldn't also see some merit in flying cars. After all, Uber's plans for what are basically passenger drones seems to offer a happy medium between his own designs for the future of ground and flight-based transit.

But Musk made it very clear on Twitter that he is not a fan of where Uber would like to take things.




"If you love drones above your house, you'll really love vast numbers of 'cars' flying over your head that are 1,000 times bigger and noisier and blow away anything that isn't nailed down when they land," he tweeted sarcastically when asked about Uber's "Elevate" project being compared to his Hyperloop design.

Ouch. Burn.

But Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was happy to take the high road in his response by accepting Musk's challenge to improve the company's future designs while also paying the Tesla Motors, SpaceX and Boring Company CEO a compliment.

"Challenge accepted," Khosrowshahi tweeted. "Improved battery tech (thx 2 @elonmusk) and multiple smaller rotors will be much more efficient and avoid noise + environmental pollution."


Clearly Uber has already considered the criticisms Musk brings to bear and started work on solutions. What's more instructive here is the different tactics used by each executive.

When challenged, Musk responded by defensively lashing out against a company being framed as a competitor.
 
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The Gift of Fish

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exactly. nothing was "shut down".
Dara didn't address the "everything being blown away" comment, either. A 1000kg flying car needs 1000kg of downward thrust (moving air) to hover, and more to take off, regardless of how efficient the rotors are.

Anyone who's ever stood near a helicopter when it takes off will know how much air gets blown around; it's like standing in a hurricane. Try that in downtown SF with all the garbage / feces / etc on the streets.... No thanks :eek:
 

RedANT

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I think flying cars will be a disaster and the noise will be horrible. When uber can launch a Tesla in to space then maybe they can talk but as of this moment uber sucks.
Unless that space shot is also carrying all of the Washington politicians, it, too, sucks.
 

empresstabitha

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https://www.inc.com/eric-mack/elon-musk-trolled-ubers-future-plans-so-its-ceo-came-back-with-perfect-response-in-just-1-tweet.html

Uber's CEO Perfectly Shut Down Elon Musk's Attack With Just 1 Tweet
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO is not a fan of flying cars, as Dara Khosrowshahi recently learned.
self-driving cars are the future, and flying cars, and eventually self-flying cars. But Elon Musk thinks Hyperloops and tunnels with high-speed sleds to shortcut traffic are the way to go.

It's kind of interesting that a man who has made electric cars that are basically self-driving and proposed using space rockets for super-fast international flightswouldn't also see some merit in flying cars. After all, Uber's plans for what are basically passenger drones seems to offer a happy medium between his own designs for the future of ground and flight-based transit.

But Musk made it very clear on Twitter that he is not a fan of where Uber would like to take things.




"If you love drones above your house, you'll really love vast numbers of 'cars' flying over your head that are 1,000 times bigger and noisier and blow away anything that isn't nailed down when they land," he tweeted sarcastically when asked about Uber's "Elevate" project being compared to his Hyperloop design.

Ouch. Burn.

But Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was happy to take the high road in his response by accepting Musk's challenge to improve the company's future designs while also paying the Tesla Motors, SpaceX and Boring Company CEO a compliment.

"Challenge accepted," Khosrowshahi tweeted. "Improved battery tech (thx 2 @elonmusk) and multiple smaller rotors will be much more efficient and avoid noise + environmental pollution."


Clearly Uber has already considered the criticisms Musk brings to bear and started work on solutions. What's more instructive here is the different tactics used by each executive.

When challenged, Musk responded by defensively lashing out against a company being framed as a competitor.
millions of individual cars flying around is a seriously bad idea.
 

Oscar Levant

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https://www.inc.com/eric-mack/elon-musk-trolled-ubers-future-plans-so-its-ceo-came-back-with-perfect-response-in-just-1-tweet.html

Uber's CEO Perfectly Shut Down Elon Musk's Attack With Just 1 Tweet
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO is not a fan of flying cars, as Dara Khosrowshahi recently learned.
self-driving cars are the future, and flying cars, and eventually self-flying cars. But Elon Musk thinks Hyperloops and tunnels with high-speed sleds to shortcut traffic are the way to go.

It's kind of interesting that a man who has made electric cars that are basically self-driving and proposed using space rockets for super-fast international flightswouldn't also see some merit in flying cars. After all, Uber's plans for what are basically passenger drones seems to offer a happy medium between his own designs for the future of ground and flight-based transit.

But Musk made it very clear on Twitter that he is not a fan of where Uber would like to take things.




"If you love drones above your house, you'll really love vast numbers of 'cars' flying over your head that are 1,000 times bigger and noisier and blow away anything that isn't nailed down when they land," he tweeted sarcastically when asked about Uber's "Elevate" project being compared to his Hyperloop design.

Ouch. Burn.

But Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was happy to take the high road in his response by accepting Musk's challenge to improve the company's future designs while also paying the Tesla Motors, SpaceX and Boring Company CEO a compliment.

"Challenge accepted," Khosrowshahi tweeted. "Improved battery tech (thx 2 @elonmusk) and multiple smaller rotors will be much more efficient and avoid noise + environmental pollution."


Clearly Uber has already considered the criticisms Musk brings to bear and started work on solutions. What's more instructive here is the different tactics used by each executive.

When challenged, Musk responded by defensively lashing out against a company being framed as a competitor.

If I were a billionaire like Elon Musk I would be researching anti-gravity
 

at-007smartLP

Active Member
if these idiots are really dumping money into flying cars this new evil idiot needs to be indicted.

this an onion piece? he cant possibly be an actual ceo
 
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