Elon Musk’s Netflix Blunder: Misreading ‘Leave the World Behind’

James Smith
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In the realm of futuristic drama, Elon Musk found himself unwittingly thrust into the spotlight, courtesy of Netflix’s latest hit, “Leave the World Behind.” Musk, co-founder of Tesla and an eminent tech figure, faced online ridicule for a misinterpretation of a scene featuring his electric cars in the post-apocalyptic thriller.

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In the dystopian narrative, a cyber onslaught plunges society into chaos, and a fleet of self-driving Teslas nearly jeopardizes Julia Roberts’ character and her kin. Sharing his thoughts on X (previously known as Twitter), Musk confidently stated, “Even in a Mad Max world without gasoline, Teslas can charge from solar panels!” Yet, this sparked a flood of corrections from X users. They highlighted Musk’s misunderstanding of the scene’s intended message – a depiction of commonplace technology transforming into potential weapons manipulated by malicious hackers.

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Critics and viewers alike have weighed in on “Leave the World Behind,” which has claimed the No. 1 spot on Netflix but garnered mixed reviews. With a 75% Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, it only managed a 38% audience rating. Directed by Sam Esmail, the film stars Ethan Hawke, Myha’la Herrold, and Mahershala Ali.

While Musk’s misinterpretation provides a moment of internet amusement, it serves as a stark reminder of the inherent risks tied to Tesla’s autonomous driving technology. Recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, cited in an earlier article, underscored the potential hazards, suggesting that Tesla’s Full Self-Driving system could be up to ten times riskier than human driving.

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As online banter continues at Musk’s expense, the film’s exploration of technology’s perils resonates with audiences. The portrayal has undoubtedly struck a chord, and it remains to be seen how Tesla will address real-world apprehensions surrounding its autonomous driving technology in the wake of this incident.

Beyond the cyber-infused drama, Netflix’s “Leave the World Behind” has emerged as the streaming giant’s cinematic highlight in 2023. Reports indicate that the Julia Roberts-led film has amassed a staggering 98.7 million viewing hours and counting, solidifying its status as the most-watched film globally this year.

In this collision of reality and fiction, Musk’s inadvertent cameo in the narrative of technological pitfalls adds a layer of intrigue. As the echoes of “Leave the World Behind” reverberate across screens worldwide, the aftermath prompts contemplation on the intersection of entertainment, technology, and the unforeseen consequences that lie in wait.

Julia Roberts is a renowned actress celebrated for her lead roles, garnering numerous awards, including the Academy Award, British Academy Film Award, and Golden Globe Awards. Some of Roberts’ blockbuster films include My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), Notting Hill (1999), Runaway Bride (1999), Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Ocean’s Twelve (2004), Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), Valentine’s Day (2010), Eat Pray Love (2010), August: Osage County (2013), Wonder (2017), and Ticket to Paradise (2022).

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