Elon Musk hits massive blunt in live interview

Elon Musk Tech pioneer

Elon Musk Tech pioneer

Late on Thursday, Musk was filmed drinking whiskey, briefly smoking marijuana and wielding a Samurai sword during a 2-1/2-hour live Web show with comedian Joe Rogan that swiftly spread across Instagram and other social media. Last month, when he floated the idea of taking Tesla private at a premium price of $420 a share, many noted that "420" served as longstanding code for marijuana use.

During the podcast interview, Musk, who is also the founder of the startup Boring Co., as well as Neuralink, said that running Tesla has been the hardest of his current projects.

If such a system is connected to your auto, it could calculate when you'll be home and start the air conditioning at the optimal time to save energy, Musk said.

The fallout comes as the firm is under renewed scrutiny due to the erratic behaviour of Mr Musk.

But McNealy said that life at the helm of a big company - particularly one that has relied so heavily upon government subsidies and tax dollars - can be very stressful.

Musk and Rogan had been filming in California where marijuana is legal, although Musk had to ask for reassurance before indulging.

"I mean, it's legal, right?" inquired a hesitant Musk.

"You ever had that?" asked Rogan, prompting Musk to respond, "I think I tried one once".




"I'm not a regular smoker of weed", Musk told Rogan.

"It's like a cup of coffee in reverse", he added.

The interview touched on everything from artificial intelligence, the end of all in existence and flamethrowers.

Musk did not directly address the suit during the Rogan sit-down.

Musk shrugged but said nothing.

The billionaire entrepreneur addressed his tumultuous year in an emotional interview with The New York Times in August, in which he admitted he was experiencing the "most hard and painful year" of his career. But he expressed frustration about his efforts to build a tunnel under Los Angeles.

"This is insane", Musk said.

The tech entrepreneur ruled out the prospect of flying cars, saying they would be too noisy and impractical. "Every now and again I get drawn in and it's not good, you can make some mistakes". On AI, Musk said he would be announcing in a few months a "neurolink" that connects humans with machines.

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