Elon Musk will have to change his phone number.
The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX posted his number on Twitter. The tweet was aimed at John Carmack, the Oculus CTO, Facebook’s virtual reality affiliate, but Musk posted it so everyone would see his number.
The tweet was quickly removed, but not before many followers of Musk among the 16.7 million followers on Twitter have noticed.
Although Business Insider will not share the number in question, it seems to be the personal number of Musk – it is registered for Apple iMessage. A reporter at CNBC dialed the number, and found that his voicemail music was a reference to the PlayStation game, “God of War.”
“With the help of Gods you did it,” begins the message, according to CNBC. In one way or another, you have found the way to me. I congratulate you and express my respect. ”
As to why Musk wanted to talk to Carmack – well, nobody knows.
Carmack is a legend in the video game industry, becoming famous as a co-founder of id Software, the company that has created classic games like “Doom” and “Quake.” In 2013, Carmack joined Oculus and stayed with the company even after it was bought by Facebook in 2014 for $ 2.3 billion. [Netizens also reminded us that Carmack is the founder of an aerospace company, Armadillo Aerospace]
Musk has not shown a public interest in virtual reality, focusing more on spaceships, cars and solar panels. Yet when he was 12, he had become a video game entrepreneur, selling a game called “Blastar” to a computer science magazine for $ 500. He had once described it as a “game without interest […] but better than Flappy Bird.”
So maybe Musk wants to poach Carmack. Or maybe Musk is trying to get back into video games. Or maybe he just wants to play a game of “Quake” like the good old days. Who knows?