in a comment on this youtube clip
That is not the place to look for rational discussions or well-supported arguments. Beware the trolls looking for attention. Not everyone genuinely believes what they claim in a comment.
Nonetheless, every argument made here is easily defeated. I haven't seen Billions, I'm simply responding to the arguments that were made.
- Musk is alive, Jobs is dead. The guy in the clip is dead.
The main point of a fictional story (such as Billions) is that you can explore fictional settings. Someone like Elon Musk dying in one of his rockets is one of those things that can be explored.
- Musk hasn't died on one of his rockets, Jobs died of cancer and used to carry an iphone with him. The guy in The clip died because of the product he manufactured.
Again, fictional setting.
Secondly, this argument doesn't apply to Steve Jobs either, unless you assume that carrying an iPhone around is proven to have caused his cancer. This is one of those urban legends that lacks any substantive proof.
Here is an extensive research trial (420,000 subjects) on phones causing cancer if you want to know more about it.
- Musk has a whole bunch of kids and ex-wives, Jobs tried to erase all proof of him ever being associated with most of his family. The guy in the clip didn't have any family.
There are many reasons why a TV character does not have children. When it is not important to the plot, the main expected reason is that there was no need for additional characters. It's cheaper to hire a single actress to play the widow than it is to also hire extra actors to play the grieving children.
There is also no logic to this claim. Even if Jobs were to have "tried to erase all proof of him ever being associated with most of his family" (which is a statement so blatantly inflammatory it can't help but smell of trolling), that's still not the same as not having a family.
Even if you were to believe everything that is claimed here, it simply doesn't apply to either Jobs or Musk.
- They used the footage of the cygnus CRS orb3 failure (on 28 October 2014) for the show, not any of the SpaceX disasters. The Cyngus was an unmanned cargo vessel, and casually was carrying 2 i-phone 6 for a promotional stunt on board the ISS (like they had done with an earlier model of Iphone on STS 135).
I can't help but notice that this bullet point is significantly more detailed and seems better researched. However, it is smoke and mirrors. The core of the claim, that the ORB-3 was carrying an iPhone, is false.
There is not a single hit on Youtube for cygnus CRS orb 3 "iphone", which should be your first indication that a random Youtube comemnter isn't going to know something that apparently is not posted to the internet anyway.
iPhones are also not listed on the manifest, nor are they mentioned in any of the mission objectives. If they were on board, they would be registered as crew supplies, which would be wholly irrelevant as to the claim that the ORB-3 mission was somehow related to iPhones.
This comment seems tailor-made to draw the ire of as many people as possible.
- is blatantly stupid logic, intended to draw in those who are easily goaded into an argument.
- is subtly asserting that cell phones cause cancer, which is an often debunked urban legend. It also draws the ire of fans of Apple by claiming that the product killed its creator, which is perceived as slander towards the brand.
- is emotionally inflammatory
- is made to seem well-researched but instead spread blatant lies and inconceivable claims, which draws the attention of anyone who has topical knowledge (and therefore is liable to enter into a long and complex discussion - which is exactly what trolls feed on)
In my opinion as a fellow internet surfer, this Youtube comment was engineered to troll/provoke a response.