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Elon Musk Thinking of Launching New ‘Texas Institute of Technology & Science’

Elon Musk Thinking of Launching New ‘Texas Institute of Technology & Science’

“Musk has a history of making raunchy acronyms in his business operations”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIwLWfaAg-8

Musk made the comment on Twitter. No one knows how serious he is about this, especially given the acronym it creates.

The New York Post reports:

Elon Musk proposes the Texas Institute of Technology & Science

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Friday that he’s considering launching a new university: the “Texas Institute of Technology & Science.”

It’s not clear how serious the mega-billionaire is, particularly considering the proposed school’s obscene acronym and Musk’s reputation for joking on Twitter — even to the point of violating securities laws.

That didn’t stop netizens from seizing on the tweet, propelling the proposed school’s acronym to Twitter’s top 25 trending list in the US on Friday.

Beyond jokes, Musk has a history of making raunchy acronyms in his business operations, including by planning the rollout of Tesla’s Models S, 3, X and Y vehicles to spell out S.3.X.Y. on the company’s website.

When one Twitter user asked whether he had secured funding for the university, Musk responded, “obv.”

That could have just been a nod to Musk’s 2018 tweet in which he said he had “funding secured” to take Tesla private at $420 a share, which sent the stock price soaring and eventually led to a settlement between Musk and the Securities and Exchange Commission that was supposed to keep the mega-billionaire largely off Twitter.

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Comments

Don’t they already have a Sam Houston Institute of… nevermind.

Raunchy? Nah, TITS isn’t really that raunchy. Now, the student radio station for the University of North Texas, THAT call sign is raunchy.

The Friendly Grizzly | October 30, 2021 at 6:05 pm

There is California Staye University, Channel Islands. “see sucky “.

Louis K. Bonham | October 30, 2021 at 7:01 pm

I have recently been hearing rumors that some Texas high rollers and non-woke academics are planning to launch a new Austin-based university (announcement supposed to come in the next week or so).

Musk clearly is trolling here (“Who needs MIT? We have TITS!”). But what if Musk — who is building a ginormous, multibillion dollar Tesla plant just outside Austin, has the SpaceX facility in South Texas, and has announced that he has left California for the Lone Star State) is actually involved with the new school? And like his Tesla Flame Thrower, this tweet is another of his guerilla marketing memes?

Can you imagine if the Economic Disruptor of the age (Tesla, SpaceX, StarLink, Tesla Energy, and apparently the about-to-drop Model Pi cell phone (uses StarLink)) decides to reimagine higher ed, and puts several billion where is mouth is?

Could be VERY interesting, especially if they push that it is being created as an alternative to woke / snowflake-accommodating academia.

We’ll see . . . .

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