Elon Musk and Twitterati React to Bizarre AI Images of Musk as a Baby | “Felt Cute. Might Go to Mars Later”
Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, found himself in the midst of a viral sensation after an AI-generated image of him as a baby started circulating on social media. The peculiar picture depicts Musk as an infant, complete with his iconic hairstyle and a wide-collar shirt. While the image garnered attention, it is not the only reason Musk has been making headlines recently. Per UNILAD, in late 2022, Elon Musk made headlines by acquiring the popular social media platform Twitter for a staggering $44 billion. However, reports now suggest that the site's value has significantly diminished with estimates putting it at a mere $15 billion. Fidelity, a major stakeholder in the brand, has slashed the value of its investment to just 44 percent. This drastic devaluation comes after a series of erratic decisions made by Musk which led to frequent unwelcome changes to the platform and a rise in questionable content.
Maybe some cats can help chill out all the hate experienced on this account yesterday! There were over 3 million views, 90% was just pure hate, some heavy stuff. I've tried to be polite as much as possible, mostly I succeed. I hope you guys didn't have too much of it pic.twitter.com/HlbGno8nu6— Just Another Elon Musk Kid (@elonmuskids) June 8, 2023
These developments have resulted in some advertisers severing ties with Twitter, leading to a significant decrease in ad revenue. According to The New York Times, the platform's ad revenue plummeted to 59 percent of its previous year's earnings, amounting to $88 million. Consequently, Musk's tenure as Twitter's owner has been marred by controversy and financial setbacks.
Despite the challenges faced by Twitter, Elon Musk's recent online presence has been dominated by discussions surrounding the AI-generated baby picture. The image quickly went viral on Twitter and was shared by a parody account known as @alifarh79. The caption accompanying the photo humorously claimed that Musk had been working on an anti-aging formula that went awry. Much to the delight of his followers, Musk himself joined in on the banter, jokingly suggesting that he had consumed an excessive amount of the fictional serum.
BREAKING: Elon Musk was reportedly working on some anti aging formula but it got way out of hand pic.twitter.com/uvAkWI3FgT— Not Jerome Powell (@alifarhat79) June 3, 2023
Guys, I think I maybe took too much 👶— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 3, 2023
Fans of Musk eagerly engaged in the conversation surrounding the fabricated baby picture. Some playful remarks included references to Musk's ambition to reach Mars, with one user quipping, "Now he has enough time to get to Mars." Others drew comparisons between the image and the animated film character Boss Baby. However, not everyone was charmed by the AI-generated depiction, as one Twitter user found the picture somewhat creepy, stating, "Yeah, sometimes the uncanny valley vibes are too strong with AI art."
His new clone— Donny, Donny Darko (@DonnoyDarko) June 4, 2023
He was always the “All the way” guy. 😂— Eliyahu (@Eliyahu173) June 3, 2023
Somebody needs to drop a good Boss Baby joke here 😄 pic.twitter.com/tdh3akTER4— Jevaughn (@Jevaughn_Brown) June 3, 2023
Felt cute. Might go to Mars later— DomDotCom (@DomDotCom11) June 4, 2023
Interestingly, a Twitter account called @elonmuskids has emerged, dedicated to generating AI images of "Musk's children" who are allegedly being raised to colonize Mars. This account adds another layer to the ongoing fascination with Musk and his futuristic ventures. While the value of Twitter has plummeted since Elon Musk's acquisition, the AI-generated baby picture managed to capture the attention of the online community. Musk's participation in the jokes surrounding the image demonstrated his willingness to engage with his audience on a lighter note. As the world continues to witness the enigmatic endeavors of this visionary entrepreneur, it is evident that Elon Musk's influence extends far beyond the realms of business and technology.
Yo, baby Elon, in my crib with rockets, Dreams of Mars, star systems in my pockets. Aiming for the stars, don't care about the fame, SpaceX is the game, Lil' Elon's the name.#BabyMuskAIRap 😁 pic.twitter.com/GsMkNDsTSq— Just Another Elon Musk Kid (@elonmuskids) June 2, 2023
Lil Elana looks very proud! 😊❤️ pic.twitter.com/BCe0nUoeQd— Just Another Elon Musk Kid (@elonmuskids) June 5, 2023