I don’t especially like the notion of any person having that much money either. On the other hand, it’s not as though billionaires keep their money locked up in a vault somewhere. The money is tied up in businesses that create products, services, and employment for people. In addition, their wealth isn’t a measure of their personal disposable income; it’s measured in the stock market valuation of the companies they invest in, which typically exceeds the practical nuts and bolts value of companies by several times. In other words, much of it is money that doesn’t exist except on paper.
What bothers me more about someone like Musk is closer to your main point about societal irresponsibility — indulging in impulsive personal whims that seem more like a 10-year-old child wasting his allowance money than a responsible adult who acknowledges the broader societal responsibility that should accompany that kind of wealth.
I’ve never been a fan of Bill Gates, but I am a fan of what he’s devoted the latter part of his life — figuring out ways to use his wealth to help humanity. According to Fortune magazine, Gates has donated more than $50 billion to efforts to eradicate diseases and provide educational opportunities in poorer countries worldwide. Musk, in contrast, blows away similar amounts of money by indulging in asinine and irresponsible comments on social media and seemingly impulsive man-child decisions about redecorating his playroom with X’s instead of birds.
Guess he (or those behind him) is (are) communicating X-files alike hype … goes with the transhumanistic flow of ea-determinists that actually made him what he is … cant catch different personal obsession with his X’ses  after all he is the first famous individual spokesperson and famous individual investor (right after darpa) in full merging of man and machines …
On the lite note … TX or XT should be the label? or Twitter will completely fall off? TwiX yeah!, also X could be explained as minimalistic representation of the head and the wing of the Blue Birdy now with open legs
On other side its enough to be added on the wide bar some eye and on the narrow one some wing trail, yet even like that it would be wrong rebranding for the community and its history … experiment tho that can prove beneficial for his own pr …
Can’t argue with that, but over the last 8-10 years, if we Americans should have learned anything, it’s that “business savvy” doesn’t necessarily equate directly to intellect, morality, or even sanity. After one has become “one of the richest people in the world,” there appears to be a tendency for the quieter savvy giving way to perceivably less stable eccentricities. It seems more dangerous than ever to assume “successful” = “responsible”.
Any billionaire is only so because of their stock assets. Not actual cash in hand. The way Musk bought Twitter sounds like he should be doing better by it. There are other backers involved. And a bank loan. Unless he hates them too, LOL!
The logo is a visual attribute of the brand. It should symbolize the value of the brand or a product feature. What is the main meaning of the new logo on Twitter? X symbolism is very controversial. I think Ilon Mask is playing in occultism.
I doubt that’s the case. I suspect he simply thinks it’s cool and is a good name for what he intends to do with the company. Remember that he also owns SpaceX and was pushing to name PayPal X when he was involved there.
He seems to be an excellent example of someone who always believes that he knows more than the experts. X is a terrible name for a social media company. It’s quite easy to come up with a dozen reasons why, but egotists and narcissists, such as Musk, think they know better.
Why don’t you admit that he can be fascinated by the occult, like Hitler or Stalin for example? His Halloween costume was with Baphomet symbols and an inverted cross last year. He used the Twitter avatar with this Halloween costume for several months.