SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk took a dig at the ‘woke’ culture in a tweet on March 14. The 49-year-old billionaire entrepreneur tweeted about a ‘new game’ called ‘Woketopia’ where one will ‘battle for the moral high ground.’ The tweet has gained over 1 lakh likes and more than 11,000 retweets with interesting reactions from netizens. The reason behind the tweet remains unclear nor did he elaborate on what prompted the remark.
Woketopia. Battle for the Moral High Ground in this new game!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 13, 2021
Off late, Musk has been facing criticism after a newly released report stated that hundreds of employees contracted coronavirus after Musk reopened Tesla’s plant in Fremont, California, in defiance of a local shutdown order. Musk also made headlines for expressing his scepticism of coronavirus vaccines and its potential side effects. On Thursday, a Tesla investor filed a lawsuit against Musk over his ‘erratic tweets’ accusing him of violating his 2018 settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over his Twitter use which are violating his fiduciary duty as CEO.
‘Woketopia’ attracted mixed reactions from his followers and other tech lovers like Paul Graham, a computer scientist who called it ‘an interesting game to design.’
That would actually be an interesting game to design.— Paul Graham (@paulg) March 13, 2021
Tyler Galilee mockingly replied by saying, ‘OK Boomer.’
ok boomer— Tyler Glaiel (@TylerGlaiel) March 13, 2021
Another user coined a game ‘Dogetopia’ where one would ‘battle for Dogecoin to become the top Cryptocurrency of the earth.’
Dogetopia. Battle for Dogecoin to become the top Cryptocurency of the earth!— Matt Wallace ⚠️ (@MattWallace888) March 13, 2021
Another user cheekily wrote that woke rhymes with woke.
You know what rhymes with woke? Doge.— Crypto ₿atman 🐕 (@GooseWayneTV) March 13, 2021
The term ‘Woketopia’ about the concept of a woke utopia dominated by social justice demands was coined by Don Trump Jr and commentator Bill Maher. Fox News reports that conservatives say liberals are seeking to establish ‘woke utopia’ by cancel culture.Musk has credited computer games for introducing him to computer programming during a speech in 2019 at the world’s leading gaming convention in Los Angeles- Electronic Entertainment Expo.
At the young age of 12, Musk designed a computer game called Blastar which he sold for $500 to PC and Office Technology magazine and can still be played online here.