Why does Ilon Mask actually want to sell flamethrowers (a hypothetical investigation)?
In the United States, since the end of the 1980s flame throwers have ceased to be considered a serious weapon, placing them somewhere between a device for launching fireworks and a garden tool. But one of these days the most famous innovator of our time, Ilon Mask, announced that his Boring Company will produce innovative flamethrowers. And insidiously walks away from the answer to the question “Why?”. Which, however, does not prevent the public from putting forward their own versions.
Fast and easy money – for four days of pre-orders, all devices worth almost $ 10 million have been sold. Considering that the “Mask flamethrowers” are “airsoft rifles with bolted burners”, and sell them at $ 500 per piece, the profit of the project is quite good.
To survive in the zombie apocalypse – after the launch of the action, Mask wrote in his Twitter: “When the zombie apocalypse starts, you’ll be glad that you bought the flamethrower.” The world culture has brought up healthy paranoia in people of the 20th century that a deadly virus can escape from a military laboratory or curious scientists will throw something terrible out of permafrost. A good, reliable flamethrower will not hurt when the end of the world is going on outside the window, is not it?
Incendiary fun – Mask differs from other billionaires-businessmen in that its ideas not only bring profit, but also enthrall people. A flamethrowers – it’s very fun, plus someone, and most Ilona Mask people will believe. Now, if the burned-out pragmatist Bezos tried to sell such a thing, no one would peck, but the fervent founder of Tesla is quite another matter.
Because he is Ilon Mask, and he can do it. Mask is known for striving to get into a variety of industries, not for the purpose of direct earnings or the desire to restore order, but because he so wants. However, as a result of such seemingly non-pragmatic actions, each time it becomes several tens of millions of dollars richer.