Is Elon Musk really Edison reincarnate?

Instead of listing off the obvious: male, businessman not scientist, big celebrity, loves attention, showy, multiple marriages, too many kids, terrible dress sense, awful presentation skills…

Elon Musk: The Edison Of The 21st Century

Reincarnation Case of Thomas Edison | Elon Musk

After seeing Elon Musk on television, who has been involved in founding Tesla Motors, PayPal and SpaceX, I wondered who he could’ve been in a past incarnation. In reading his biography, Thomas Edison leapt into my mind.  Edison was called the “Wizard of Menlo Park” (New Jersey), while Musk named one of SpaceX’S rocket engines “Merlin” and he told Caltech graduates that they are the “Magicians of the 21st-century.”

Nikola Tesla worked in Edison’s lab before they became adversaries in the controversy of whether AC or DC current was more effective in transmitting electrical power.

I thought Edison didn’t pay promised wages. Thank God Elon never has that problem.

Musk appears to have mended this relationship by naming his electric car after Tesla.

Musk didn’t found that company, two other guys did and he bought them out.
Tesla’s living relatives are still poor, not really. A reincarnated Tesla would not be a happy bunny.

Little known fact: Edison had a wager with Ford which car would be the future. Edison bet on electric, Ford on ICEs.


 Looking a little deeper, we find some uncanny parallels between the lives of these two, as Peter Mears writes in a recent installment of the Biz Vinci* blog.

Most damning of all.

…Yes, guys, I’m kidding. But IF reincarnation were real… there’s a case.

Tesla would say the purpose is advancing science, not making a buck and winning awards.

I think they bonded over politics.

Edison wrote in 1911, “I wish they [Jews] would all quit making money.”

He was nice to get the shekels.

Update: same personality.

People died? – LOL Easter eggs! It’s like he’s jinxing his own company.

“There are many chapters of bankruptcy and, as critics so rightly pointed out, Tesla has them *all*, including Chapter 14 and a half (the worst one).” I approve of your hackish grammar but disapprove of the content.

“Elon was found passed out against a Tesla Model 3, surrounded by “Teslaquilla” bottles, the tracks of dried tears still visible on his cheeks. This is not a forward-looking statement, because, obviously, what’s the point?” Is he still clinically depressed or is this a manic phase?

Update: why is this April Fool’s post so popular? If you can’t tell when I’m joking you shouldn’t be here, kiddo.

Update: Repost of dead video

Ironic in hindsight considering how he never, ever delivers the things to market he promises as he promised them and that’s now what he’s known for. Tesla was definitely suppressed by Big Finance if you look into the letters he wrote to Morgan, saying he had the technology and only needed funding to release it. Every month for years.

And finance fags, is it physically possible for an avowed socialist to bring anything to market? Does it really count as them?


His company is least productive, I love everything about this tweet.

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