Twitter chief Elon Musk lets slip secret to ‘keeping his ego under control’

Elon Musk has shared the secret to keeping his ego under control with his Twitter followers.

The Tesla and SpaceX founder made the revelation while responding to a thread of tweets about experiencing abuse on the social media platform, which he now owns.

In a tweet, Elon Musk claimed trolls and “negative feedback” are the key to keeping your ego at bay.

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The original tweet read: “I casually mentioned to my wife a few of the insults I got on some of my tweets yesterday, and she was horrified. She could never be able to handle that kind of abuse. For me, though, it's just another day in Twitterlands. 1/4.”

Responding. The Twitter boss said: “Negative feedback is good for keeping ego under control."

The original poster later added: “Feedback is fine, but insults are another thing. I’m just at this point fairly immune to most low-level off-the-cuff mud-slinging from random anons.”

The Daily Star recently reported that the 53-year-old has shared a warning about an “AI future” as he starts his own company.

Following the announcement of his artificial intelligence company, xAI, Musk shared told listeners tuning into his Twitter Sapces: “It’s important for us to worry about a Terminator future in order to avoid a Terminator future.”

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With the billionaire previously calling a halt to the global AI race, he also confessed to his followers: “If I could put a pause on AI or really advanced AI – superintelligence – I would. It doesn’t seem that is realistic.”

It comes after Musk took to Twitter on Wednesday (July 12) to announce his company xAI, as he tweeted: “Announcing the formation of @xAI to understand reality.”

The AI company’s website states that its goal is to “understand the true nature of the universe.”

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