'Super super serious': Elon Musk tweets about dipping into candy business

Gladys Abbott
May 11, 2018

It's now red-carpet official: entrepreneur Elon Musk, 45, and musician Grimes, 30, are an item. Yes, the guy who brought us Tesla, SpaceX, and Hyperloop has declared on Twitter that he's starting a new. candy company.

According to the report, the two connected after Elon Musk was planning on tweeting an obscure sci-fi joke before Googling it and finding out that Grimes had already done so three years ago.

The joke in question surrounded artificial intelligence and a thought experiment called Roko's Basilisk, which poses a hypothesis where a future world is ruled over by A.I. masters who punish those who don't help further its existence.

A few hours before the event, Page Six reported that Grimes and Musk have been "quietly dating" for a month, having met online over a niche, nerdy joke. It seems the two met in a deeply 2018 way: The 46-year-old Tesla CEO was going to make a joke about AI on Twitter, and did a quick keyword search beforehand to make sure nobody had already made the same joke.

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"I don't know if you've heard of Roko's Basilisk", she told Fuse. Is this character doomed to eternal torture, artificial intelligence, and resembles Marie Antoinette, - said the singer in an interview. According to Page Six, Musk reached out to Grimes after seeing the video, and she responded by saying it was the first time anyone had got the joke.

Grimes, real name Claire Boucher, is best known for her critically acclaimed albums Visions and Art Angels; while Musk is the billionaire founder of Tesla and SpaceX who recently launched a vehicle into space. They soon realized they both shared an interest in 18th century Baroque music, his admission a more surprising turn. Elon's also well known for giving a public warning about an AI apocalypse that is "more risky than the nukes". She then dropped out of school to focus on her music career. In 2010, The New York Times had lauded her studio album "Visions" as "one of the most impressive albums of the year so far". "Sounds great riding my cyborg", he hit back.

Grimes is a double major in psychology and philosophy, with minors in Russian and electro-acoustic.

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