Downfall Hitler Video of Elon Musk being told Tesla FSD isn't working
When something funny's going on, the go to satire is a subtitled Downfall Hitler-rant video. Here's one I made as the Tesla FSD team tries to explain to Elon Musk that FSD isn't working well.
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Should not have to say this, but I actually respect Tesla and Elon Musk and am not attempting to compare anybody to Hitler -- this is just the internet's most famous subtitle meme. I want them to succeed and think they are on the wrong track with the longshot bet of doing it with computer vision and no detailed maps.
Some may remember my first Youtube video was another one of these, but this one a meta-one about Hitler being the producer of the movie downfall, being told he can't use DMCA takedowns on parodies. It got over 200,000 views on different platforms.
How dare you compare Elon Musk to Hitler?
Of course, as I said above, and twice in the video, and in the description, I am not doing that in any way. To my surprise, some people still think that, and they must have been under a rock when this video clip arose as one of the most popular and common memes in online history. There have been literally thousands of these, all using this very serious clip from the dark and excellent movie "Downfall" which won an Oscar. It can be quite funny to subtitle Hitler's rage at losing the war with much more trivial and different things. You almost never see one that is trying to link the subject to actual Nazis. So for those of you who didn't know this meme, don't worry about it.
So are you smarter than Elon?
Certainly not as a businessman and in many other areas. I want robocars to succeed, and fast, and I own a Tesla car and TSLA stock. However, I have differing opinions on whether he's following the right strategy to make that happen. It's his decision what to do at Tesla, and the right of everybody else to offer other opinions. (Including people at Tesla, who apparently liked this video.)
Is this FUD?
FUD is propaganda put out by those seeking to make a competitor fail. It's a serious accusation. I own a Tesla car, own TSLA stock and would like all companies to succeed at making robocars as soon as they can and have a 15 year history of saying that. I was one of the first pushing Elon to do self-driving back in 2010. Yes, I have also consulted for and have interests in many other players, but I don't want any of them to take anything but the best path to getting this technology out soon.