If there is one thing we should know about the internet it’s the prevalence of conspiracy theories. They’re everywhere. One that arises now and again is the time honored “Elvis is alive!” theory. Guess what?
Now there’s one about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Yes, contrary to popular belief, Steve Jobs is alive and well and living in Egypt. Proof? Hey, this is the interwebs, we don’t need no stinking proof!
Both Elvis and Steve Jobs had the resources to, well, disappear from the limelight. One theory says Elvis is working for the government in its war against the Mafia and drugs. Yeah, I know. It gets crazy. But craziness is what most conspiracy theories are all about, right? People believe because they want to, not because there are facts in evidence to support the theory.
The problem with such conspiracy theories is humanity’s tendency to believe something without evidence, and, of course, humanity’s inability to keep secrets beyond a handful of people. The more people involved in the conspiracy over a longer period of time then the conspiracy begins to leak.
Well, now we know Steve Jobs is alive and well and living the simple life in Egypt. Someone has a photo to prove it and the photo made it to Reddit and the rest is history up to now.
Who does this look like to you?
Steve Jobs, right? Maybe not. No Apple Watch.
Would Steve Jobs live a simple life in Egypt while Tim Cook slowly erodes the company into a palace for investors who provide nothing to the company? Would Jobs just fade into the background and allow Apple to become a different kind of company under Cook’s reign?
Yes, Steve Jobs, just like Elvis Presley, is alive and well. In our imaginations.