Elon Musk calls struggling San Francisco a city of ‘Walking Dead’

As Silicon Valley stares at a “doom-loop” scenario, with offices closing amid tech layoffs and remote work, Elon Musk on Sunday said one could literally film a ‘Walking Dead’ episode unedited in downtown San Francisco.

Musk made the comment after American business columnist and author Ashley Vance said that what the city has become is “unconscionable”.

“Had a 20-minute walk down Market Street with a friend who remarked, ‘I’ve never seen anything like this,’ as his head was on a swivel the entire time. I love SF. What the city has become is unconscionable,” Vance posted in a tweet.

“Several pockets of 20 to 30 people all off their heads. A number of them with pants barely on. Zombies. The walking dead. Cops observing the proceedings from 100 feet away,” He added.

Elon Musk reacted, saying that “San Francisco politics leads and Twitter was exporting this self-destructive mind virus to the world.”

“With some exceptions, other tech companies are still doing so. Evil in guise of good,” He added.

A Twitter follower asked Musk: “How worrying is it that OpenAI is cooking these politics into the guise of machine intelligence?”

Musk replied: “Extremely worrying, given that this leads to a dystopian future – just take a walk around downtown SF to see what will happen.”

As per reports, once a bustling city, the city of San Francisco is facing myriad problems amid the ongoing tech slowdown.

City officials and business groups acknowledge the possibility of a doom-loop scenario.

It is a scenario in which “one negative development causes another negative development, which then makes the first problem worse. A vicious cycle.”

Information Source: TimesOf India

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