Elon Musk instead of calling the Chief Technology Officer of a Facebook-owned company named Oculus, he accidently tweeted his phone number to the world.
“Do you have a sec to talk? My cell is …” Musk wrote from his account on Tuesday.
Musk deleted the tweet, but some reporters mishap and then called the number.
The reporters couldn’t get Musk on the line, but they got to hear his ringtone or voicemail message: It’s a somewhat ridiculous recording from a hidden message (known as an Easter Egg in the gaming world ) in the classic PlayStation video game God of War.
The message begins:
“By the Gods you’ve done it. Somehow you’ve found your way here to me. I offer you my congratulations and my respect.”
Musk is a well known sci-fi fanatic- he’s named his two SpaceX marine drones after fictional spaceships- it remains unclear why Musk wanted to speak on the phone with Oculus, its less known about his interest in video games or virtual reality.
Virtual and augmented reality are playing significant roles in the development of autonomous cars. Engineers for companies including Alphabet’s Waymo are turning to simulation platforms to test and train their self-driving systems that are being primed to navigate vehicles as well as — or ideally better than — human drivers.
Facebook bought Oculus for ($ 2.6 billion) in 2014.