Elon’s laundry robot has healed my tech existentialism

The Tesla robot Optimus 2
(Image credit: Tesla)

X overlord Elon Musk recently shared a clip of Tesla's robot Optimus folding a shirt. While the mundane feat was supposedly a demonstration of the robot's refined capabilities, instead it confirmed to me that current robotics are a little far from world domination. 

As the owner of 2023's messiest rebrand (among other accolades) Musk's droid demonstration was underwhelming at best. Eagle-eyed viewers were quick to notice what appeared to be an engineer just off-screen controlling the robot's movements, suggesting that its groundbreaking autonomy was not as it seemed. 

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.