For someone with big aspirations of his own, Elon Musk doesn't seem to be as supportive of other people's outlandish goals.
The Tesla (TSLA) , SpaceX and Boring Company CEO took to Twitter to deride Uber's plans to build a fleet of flying air taxis after being asked a question by journalist Anirban Ghoshal on behalf of Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.
New @Uber CEO @dkhos says why do you need to dig tunnels for @HyperloopOne @hyperlooptt when you can fly? Challenges @elonmusk what do you say to that sir @elonmusk @vccircle @vccstartups pic.twitter.com/Mu0GyPIaSI— Anirban Ghoshal (@journoanirban) February 22, 2018
Instead of being solutions-oriented, Musk replied with snark to a suggestion that flying taxis would be a more practical alternative to his idea of building underground tunnels for his Hyperloop projects.
Being the competitive person he is, Khosrowshahi took Musk's derision as a challenge.
Musk is on a high after his Hyperloop company received a permit for the preparation and preliminary excavation of a site in Washington D.C.