In a recent episode of “The View,” the hosts got into a heated argument about Elon Musk’s recent tweets. The tech entrepreneur and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla has been in the news before for making controversial statements and using unusual ways to market his companies.
When co-host Whoopi Goldberg brought up a tweet from Musk in which he said that robots would soon take over all jobs, the conversation got going. She wanted to know, “What does this mean for the future of work?”
Joy Behar jumped in right away and said that Musk’s tweets often seem to be more about getting attention than giving serious information.
She said, “I don’t think we can believe anything he says.” “I mean, this is the same guy who wrote on Twitter that he was going to change his son’s name to X A-12.”
On the other hand, Meghan McCain said that Musk’s tweets were “visionary” and “inspiring.” She said, “Elon Musk is very smart.” “He is not only changing the world, but also the way we think about it.”
Whoopi tried to get the discussion back on track by asking the panel what they thought Musk’s tweet meant for the future of work.
Sunny Hostin was quick to point out that people have been worried about robots taking over human jobs for decades, and that it was important to think about the social and economic effects.
When Elon Musk showed up unexpectedly via video call to share his thoughts on the subject, the conversation got even more heated.
He said, “I think robots will be a great help to people.” “They will free us from boring tasks and let us do more interesting and rewarding work.”
Joy Behar, one of the co-hosts, was skeptical and asked, “But what about all the people who will lose their jobs?” “Don’t worry, we’ll find something for them to do,” Elon said with a smile. They might be able to work on Mars!”
This, of course, made Joy even more angry, and she said Elon didn’t care about the situation. At the end of the conversation, Whoopi asked for a commercial break to calm everyone down.
In the end, the heated discussion on The View showed again how far apart the people who think Elon Musk is a visionary and those who think he is a crazy person are.
No matter which side you’re on, one thing is certain: Elon Musk’s tweets will continue to make headlines and start heated debates for years to come.