Ask Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk for something on Twitter, whether it’s a new feature for Tesla’s Sentry Mode or an appearance at an event, and the eccentric billionaire might just say, “sure!”
Musk is, shall we say, fond of the social media platform and uses it to make product announcements, connect with fans (and haters), and generally troll. It’s also where he collects suggestions for his products, like new search functions on the Tesla screen, or takes requests to test a new product, or even agrees to try out a knitted baby blanket in the mail.
Musk doesn’t always respond to weird ideas, but when he does it’s usually with a simple “sure.”
So far in 2020 Musk has tweeted “sure” 20 times. The most recent: A request for an adjustment to the Tesla glove compartment. Sometimes he adds an emoticon, or a “haha,” or a “thanks.”
Musk went beyond a quick response when he agreed to one request that he open source his ventilator design code to treat COVID-19 patients. He’s also used his Twitter account, however, to spread misinformation about the coronavirus outbreak and bully local health officials into opening the Tesla factory despite public health restrictions.
It’s not clear how often he follows up on the offers, but some ideas —especially feature requests and changes for Tesla— have manifested into reality.
It’s Musk’s 49th birthday, so here’s to another year of amiable agreement. And here’s this year’s list of sures (so far):
Sure. That’s long montage 🤣🤣
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 10, 2020
Sure, we can probably do an update later this year
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2020
Oh sure, good point. Will discuss with team & make available to buy in Tesla app.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 3, 2020
Sure, although ventilator companies definitely know how to make ventilators. Just a spike in demand right now. Also, using CPAP machines for less severe cases & using one ventilator for several patients seem like good moves to meet short-term demand.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 21, 2020
Ok sure 😀 Btw, we recruit great engineers from almost anywhere in the world, so this shouldn’t be thought of as USA only. Also, work location can be Bay Area (preferred), but Austin (many of our chip designers are there) or potentially any Tesla Gigafactory.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 3, 2020
For sure!! This will make for some epic robber confusion 🤣🤣
— Buff Mage (@elonmusk) January 12, 2020