Has Brilliant Elon Musk Been Stealing Ideas from ‘The Office’ Star?
Elon Musk is brilliant, but his ideas have an undeniable parallel to those of The Office’s Dwight Schrute. | Source: Shutterstock
What About Recyclops?
Elon Musk tweeted about air pollution statistics and bonus hospital-operating-room-grade filters in all Tesla cars on Friday afternoon. Soon the full scope of Rainn Wilson’s inspiration to the Tesla CEO came into view.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 17, 2019
Musk followed that one up with another tweet saying:
“This is why we put extra filters in all Tesla cars. S & X even have hospital operating room grade HEPA filters.”
Musk was clearly very serious about his air-pollution tweet. Could it be, however, that Elon Musk himself is the real-life Recyclops, a robot sent to earth from another planet with a single-minded focus to clean up the environment and end pollution forever by doing robot stuff?
Or perhaps he sees himself that way and draws inspiration from Dwight Schrute’s character to find his inhuman level of endurance to work a demanding, round-the-clock schedule to advance alternative energy through engineering and industrial planning?
Jim Halpert ends the segment saying:
“God bless you Recyclops, and your cold robot heart.”
A cold robot such as Musk might have felt like that was a message just for him.
The Leaf Blower Incident
Last month, Musk got caught on Twitter sharing Wilson’s idea for a quiet electric leaf blower without giving credit.