Elon Musk confirms he’s buying Facebook, will name it ‘Marsbook’ In a surprise move that sent shock waves in the tech world, Elon Musk has announced that he is buying Facebook for $1 trillion. Musk who is known for his eccentricities and offbeat sense of humour, has vowed to rename the social media giant “Marsbook” and turn it into a platform to colonize the Red Planet.
“Facebook has become so boring and mundane,” Musk said in a tweet announcing the acquisition.
Musk, who is likewise the Chief of SpaceX, has for some time been a defender of colonizing Mars, and he considers the Marsbook to be an optimal vehicle to advance his vision. The new stage will supposedly incorporate Mars-themed emoticon, computer generated reality voyages through the Martian scene, and a Red Planet channel for profile pictures.
But not everyone agrees with Musk’s grand plan. Critics have raised concerns about Marsbook’s impact on the privacy and security of its users, as well as its potential to become a social media monopoly.
In response, Musk has promised to make MarsBook open-source and donate a portion of its profits to research and development for sustainable life on Mars.
There’s no need to focus on the cash for me,” Musk said. “It’s about the mission. The Marsbook will be the doorway to another outskirts, and we will meet it, each Mars companion demand in turn.”
Whether or not Musk’s bold plan will come to fruition, only time will tell, but one thing is certain: The world of social media is about to take a lot out of this world.
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