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

Discussion in 'News' started by BurgerTiime, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. BurgerTiime

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    https://www.inc.com/eric-mack/elon-...ck-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.
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    "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."
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    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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  2. JimKE

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    What's scary is that these hugely important business executives piss away their time tweeting like 11 year-olds.

    Glad I don't own stock in either company.
     
  3. Mole

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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.
     
  4. BurgerTiime

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    Not sure why they're saying it's a great shut down. Elon is correct.
     
  5. exactly. nothing was "shut down".
     
  6. 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:
     
  7. UberXking

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    Elon is high end. Uber’s CEO is after the bus riders.
     
  8. New2This

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    It's clickbait headline. Every headline these days is like it was written by a 13 year old girl
     
  9. DelaJoe

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    My transporter beaming technology doesn't require any digging, a small amount of noise, and no wind.
     
  10. RedANT

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    Unless that space shot is also carrying all of the Washington politicians, it, too, sucks.
     
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  11. millions of individual cars flying around is a seriously bad idea.
     
  12. Oscar Levant

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

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    It’s the Trump Effect. :(
     
  14. MoreTips

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    Ask Uber drivers which company they would put their faith in. We are basically a taxi and now bus drivers for a company that denies it's a transportation company. Only one of these companies deserve to be called a technology company.
     
  15. Elon Musk has a better chance at inventing teleportation than making self driving work, that being said, Dara is plain abusing substances like the rest of Uber.
     
  16. 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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  17. dirtylee

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    Success at Uber is termed as "learning how to fund your drug habit with other peoples money"
     
  18. UberLaLa

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    Yup, tomorrow's consumers...;)
     
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  19. New2This

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    We, as a country and society, are fornicated. o_O
     
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  20. UberLaLa

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    Fortunately, we have built a strong country and society. It will live on, simply based on that fact :cool:
     

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