China News Network, August 8 Comprehensive report, recently, technology giant Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk to have a "cage showdown" agreement, has been hyped. But Zuckerberg suddenly said on the 14th local time that Musk's delay and excuse have made the discussion of "cage fighting" meaningless, and "it's time to look forward."
Image source: Screenshot of Zuckerberg's social media accounts
According to the New York Times, Zuckerberg posted on social media platforms on the 13th local time: "I think we all agree that Elon (treats this matter) is not serious, it's time to look forward." ”
Zuckerberg said, "I came up with a real engagement... Elon couldn't set the date, then said he needed surgery and now asked for a practice round in my backyard. ”
Zuckerberg also said: "If Elon is serious about real engagements and official events, he knows how to contact me." ”
"I'm going to focus on playing with people who take the sport seriously," he said.
According to the report, Zuckerberg's statement seems to dispel the suspense that the two may have a cage fight this summer. Zuckerberg's words are considered to be an allusion to Musk's repeated delays and dare not duel with him, so he wants to look forward and no longer entangle with Musk on this matter.
Infographic: Zuckerberg (left) and Musk (right).
According to previous reports, on June 6, Musk directly posted on social media that he was ready to have a "cage fight" with Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg immediately responded, "Address me." Not to be outdone, Musk then threw out the address, "Las Vegas octagon." Since then, the two sides have reached a "covenant".
According to the Washington Post, Zuckerberg had suggested a race on August 8, but Musk said the date of the game was yet to be determined because he suffered neck and upper back injuries that required surgery.
The New York Times reported that Musk said on August 8 local time that the duel will be managed by him and Zuckerberg's foundation, and that he has discussed the location with the Italian government. But Musk also mentioned that he needed minor surgery and would take months to recover.
According to the Washington Post, Mathieu DeVlem, a professor of sociology at the University of South Carolina, said, "I very much doubt that this will happen, the idea itself is exciting, but the reality can backfire." ”
Some researchers say the fight itself is unnecessary because their focus is on publicity by talking about it.
Musk has said that the game will be broadcast live on his social media platform X (formerly Twitter), and that the proceeds will be donated to veterans charities.
But researchers say the tech entrepreneurs are using the showdown to promote new features in their social software, such as the live streaming feature of social media platform X (formerly Twitter).