By Hanna Ziady | CNN
London — Enterprise rivalry seemingly isn’t sufficient for 2 of the tech trade’s strongest billionaires. Now Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg say they wish to settle their scores in a cage struggle.
Twitter proprietor and Tesla (TSLA) CEO Musk just lately tweeted that he can be “up for a cage struggle” with Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta. In an Instagram story Wednesday, Zuckerberg fired again by posting a screenshot of Musk’s tweet overlaid with the caption: “Ship Me Location.”
Musk then responded to a tweet in regards to the struggle by Alex Heath, editor of tech information web site Verge, with “Vegas Octagon” — a reference to the Las Vegas enviornment that hosts the Final Combating Championship.
“I’ve this nice transfer that I name ‘The Walrus,’ the place I simply lie on prime of my opponent & do nothing,” he added in a separate tweet.
CNN has contacted Meta for remark. A spokesperson for the corporate instructed Verge: “The [Instagram] story speaks for itself.”
It stays unclear whether or not Zuckerberg and Musk are critical or having amusing.
The 2 — who prior to now jostled for a excessive spot on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index earlier than Musk turned the world’s richest man — have clashed earlier than.
They’ve historical past
In 2017, they engaged in a really public feud over the way forward for synthetic intelligence.
Musk had repeatedly warned in regards to the risks of AI, describing it as a doubtlessly existential risk to the human race. Zuckerberg, alternatively, took a way more optimistic view.
Throughout a Fb Stay broadcast on the time he dismissed “naysayers” who sketched out “doomsday situations” as being “fairly irresponsible.”
Musk shot again shortly afterward, tweeting: “I’ve talked to Mark about this. His understanding of the topic is fairly restricted.”
Musk knocked Zuckerberg from the quantity three spot on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index in 2020, earlier than changing into the richest individual on this planet quickly after that.
He was briefly ousted from the highest spot in December by Bernard Arnault, the chairman of French luxurious items large LVMH (LVMHF), earlier than reclaiming his title in Could. Zuckerberg is now within the tenth place.
Fairly who would win in a cage struggle, nevertheless, stays to be seen. Musk is bodily larger than Zuckerberg, however the Meta chief practices jiu-jitsu, the Brazilian martial artwork, and gained gold and silver in a event in Could.
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