Cults Have Conquered Wall Street

February 19, 2021

Some followers of technology news may remember the year 2018 when the media occasionally featured embarrassing headlines about Elon Musk, a small-time billionaire at that point of his history, weighing in at around a paltry $20 billion. Musk managed to get himself into trouble on more than one...

US Oligarchs Are Literally Bubbling With Emotion

August 21, 2020

Having done the accounting on the wealth of the 12 richest Americans, MarketWatch’s editor, Shawn Langlois, points to what he sees as “a disturbing milestone.” Led by Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, the economic and political clout of what Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy...

Elon Musk Has No Use for College

March 12, 2020

Who isn’t interested in any random pronouncement that Elon Musk makes? After all, he’s smart and he’s rich and getting richer every day. He also acts like a media celebrity, saying provocative things in public, which most smart or rich people — who don’t seek to be known as brands —...

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Wins a Jackpot in Las Vegas

May 29, 2019

Hyperreal hero Elon Musk has seduced the ultimate hyperreal city: Las Vegas. Wired magazine reveals that our favorite hyperreal hero, Elon Musk, has snagged for his ultra-hyperreal enterprise, the Boring Company, its first paying customer: Las Vegas, a city specialized in hyperreality. The...

Elon Musk and the Life of a “Superhero”

December 17, 2018

Elon Musk on how the life of a business and scientific superhero is ringed with danger. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary regularly looks to Elon Musk for inspiration because of his status as a hyperreal superhero in the world of technology and his special place in the global celebrity economy....

Elon Musk Wants to Make Space Great Again

November 06, 2018

After assuming the mantle of Steve Jobs, Elon Musk wants to join Donald Trump in making space great again. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. Readers may have noticed our attraction for Elon Musk, who can be counted on to throw out a hyperreal idea or engage in a hyperreal act. He has just...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Tone Down” the Tweeting

September 19, 2018

Elon Musk has got what he wants: cave diver Vernon Unsworth is suing him. As news of a criminal investigation by the US Justice Department was breaking, Elon Musk, America’s other hyperreal hero (after the president), learned that he has succeeded in finally persuading cave diver Vernon...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Musk, Trump and “Self-Aggrandizement”

July 18, 2018

From self-belief to self-aggrandizement, Musk, Trump and other billionaires in the news have set the tone and ushered in a new era. Elon Musk made the news cycle again when he promised to play the techno superhero and intervene in the cliffhanger drama that had captured the world’s attention....