The eccentric founder of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, announced in a tweet on Tuesday that he was purchasing Man Utd, one of the most well-known soccer clubs in the world.
Musk made claim in a series of tweets.
He first wrote: “To be clear, I support the left half of the Republican Party and the right half of the Democratic Party!”
He then added: “Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome.”
Manchester United plays in England’s Premier League – the top-flight soccer league for the country. The ownership group Manchester United Plc is the primary owner of the club. Joel and Avie Glazer serve as co-chairs.
The Glazer Family also own the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Elon Musk Warns: ‘A.I. will make jobs kind of pointless’
Elon Musk could be a big supporter of all things technological. But he has little optimism about how it will affect the labor market.
Elon Musk may be a strong proponent of all things tech. But he’s far from positive on its implications for the jobs market.
In fact, the Tesla CEO says one of tech’s great developments — artificial intelligence — could spell the end of many jobs altogether.
“AI will make jobs kind of pointless,” Musk said Thursday, speaking alongside Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai.
Least vulnerable to that job disruption will be individuals who can program AI software, Musk noted, recommending young people go on to study engineering.
But, even then, he said, “eventually the AI will just write its own software.”
Musk’s comments come amid increasing debate over the impact of technology on the global workforce. The World Economic Forum has predicted that 75 million jobs will be displaced by 2022.
It was not all doom and gloom, however. Musk said that businesses focusing on human interaction would continue to thrive, even in a fast-evolving jobs landscape.
“People enjoy, fundamentally, interacting with other people,” he said.
“If you’re working on something that involves people or engineering, it’s probably a good approach,” he said.
That, or “art,” he added.