Elon Musk Appears to Have Misfired Direct Message to Oculus CTO

Elon Musk

No, we didn't get Musk on the phone.

But when he accidentally gives his number out to more than 16 million people, well, so much for Musk keeping his message discreet. Now, for you and me, that might not have been such a big deal; people mention other people in tweets all the time. The latest to do so is the tech-world's real-life Tony Stark - Elon Musk.

So, if you feel the need to ask Musk for a small loan of a million or maybe two million dollars, or just want someone to talk through your yearly holiday blues, go ahead and press those ten little digits. "My cell is." the tweet read before listing a phone number. Musk wrote from his account on Tuesday to John Carmack, the CTO of Facebook Inc. -owned Oculus. After all, Tesla makes some of the most high-tech cars on the road today.

Tesla didn't immediately return a request for comment about why Musk was reaching out to Carmack.

The Sacramento Bee also called the number, but it had apparently been disconnected. It's one of the secret recordings that can be found in the game, CNBC said.

You can hear it here, or you can dial the number 1-800-613-8840 and hear the real version yourself. "By the Gods you've done it", the message intones.

'Somehow you've found your way here to me. Or, perhaps, Musk is trying to get back into the video game business.

The billionaire meant to share the number with Oculus Virtual Reality (VR) Co-founder John Carmack late on Tuesday perhaps as a private direct message, asking him to give a call.