Dallas: Elon Musk recently met a 23-year-old Pune man Pranay Pathole, whom the Tesla CEO has been touting as his Twitter friend for a while now.
Pranay who met Musk at the Gigafactory Texas a few days ago shared a glimpse of his meeting with the billionaire tycoon on the microblogging site. Uploading a picture with Musk, Pranay wrote, "It was so great meeting you @elonmusk at the Gigafactory Texas. Never seen such a humble and down-to-earth person. You're an inspiration to the millions."
Musk and Pranay have been friends on social media since 2018. Their friendship reportedly started over Pranay's tweet about Tesla's automatic windscreen wipers.
His tweet was addressed to Musk and interestingly, within a few minutes of his post, Musk responded to Pranay.
"Fixed in next release," Musk had replied. And since then Musk and Pranay have been interacting regularly.
Pranay, who hails from Pune, has a massive following on Twitter. He has over 1 lakh followers on the microblogging site. His pinned tweet about Mars, to which Musk had responded, has received 28K retweets and some 138K likes and counting.
Earlier this month, Pathole asked Elon if he had a chance to read Nick Bostrom's paper "Astronomical Waste" and wrote on the microblogging site: "This essentially states that every second we delay expanding into space, we lose at least one hundred trillion potential human lives that could have lived."
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Musk's promptly replied to his Indian Twitter pal--"That estimate seems high, but the point is valid."
Pranay is currently working as a software developer for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).