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Elon Musk accidentally tweeted out his cellphone number to 16 million people

21 December, 2017, 00:53 | Author: Samuel Sharp
  • Elon Musk

The prominent billionaire and visionary will possibly have to change his number, but we are all human and we all make mistakes.

He was apparently trying to send it to John Carmack, the chief technology officer of Facebook's Oculus virtual reality subsidiary. And his message immediately raised speculation about just why he was giving Carmack his personal cell phone number.

Musk Tweeted, 'Do you have a sec to talk? Musk wrote from his account on Tuesday to John Carmack, the CTO of Facebook Inc. -owned Oculus.

The number had already spread by the time the tweet was deleted. Adding VR technology to its options isn't too much of a stretch.


Enterprising followers quickly called the number and heard an answering machine message sampled from the game God of War, saying, 'By the Gods you've done it. Instead, what they got was an example of Musk's sense of humor. "By the Gods you've done it", the message says, CNBC reports.

You can hear it here, or you can dial the number 1-800-613-8840 and hear the real version yourself. You might, though probably not, find a friend in him.

Respect from Elon Musk, even if it's in the voice of a video game character, has to count for something, right?

The billionaire meant to share the number with Oculus Virtual Reality (VR) Co-founder John Carmack late on Tuesday perhaps as a private direct message, asking him to give a call.

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