God help us all.
Elon Musk is asking his followers if he should get into the weaponized drone game — and we can't tell if we should be terrified or not.
"Should I make weapons?" he tweeted. "Ideally, not."
As always, it's hard what to make of Musk's Twitter musings. Is he threatening to get into the weaponized drone business — he certainly has the funds — or is he just making an ill-advised joke?
Russia has used Iranian Shahed series drones extensively in its offensive on the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. Other reports [link] note that Russia has also manufactured its own.
In short, the conflict in Ukraine has become the poster child of what the future of warfare looks like.
While Musk hopefully is not going to try his hand at manufacturing weapons, he did respond affirmatively to another, now-suspended user who posted a poorly-made meme of the billionaire in front of a Boring Company sign holding one of the company's "not-flamethrowers," suggesting he intends to be a peacekeeper in the conflict.
Here's hoping the soon-to-be owner of Twitter doesn't get any funny ideas from his warmongering fanboys anytime soon.