What does Elon really want to know ?
1) Do you think outside the box ? - North Pole is the wrong answer.
2) Are you a math geek ? - North Pole is the wrong answer.
3) Are you the sort who recognizes that the lack of a unique answer and protests the fairness of the question? - North Pole is probably still the wrong answer
4) Will you embrace the KISS principle? - North Pole is the RIGHT answer.
The form of the teaser that I originally heard is
Mark Rowley, the UK's national police lead for counter-terrorism, said, "[The acceleration of technology] can be set up in a way which is friendly to terrorists and helps them
... and creates challenges for law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Or it can be set up in a way which doesn't do that."
Rephrasing that and removing the "mealy-mouth" what he is saying is "Tech companies who don't actively support the expansion of the police state by any means necessary are friendly to terrorists." This is a patently ridiculous statement for which he would be burned in effigy if he stated it openly