Will Smith reacts to Tesla Bot robot

Will Smith has reacted to Elon Musk’s new humanoid robot
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‘I, Robot’: Will Smith reacts to Elon Musk’s Tesla bot with hilarious post

Hollywood actor Will Smith’s reaction to Elon Musk’s humanoid robot invention will have you rolling on the floor in hysterics! Have a look…

Will Smith reacts to Tesla Bot robot

Will Smith has reacted to Elon Musk’s new humanoid robot
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Last week saw tech guru and billionaire Elon Musk announce his development of an intelligent humanoid robot built to one day end a shortage of labour and fulfil mundane, physical tasks, previously done by humans.

Sound eerily familiar?

Well that’s because it probably sounds like something you’ve watched before in a science fiction flick.

Also read: ‘You can run away from it’: Elon Musk jokes about his ‘friendly’ robot [watch]

I, Robot, the 2004 movie starring Hollywood actor Will Smith, is just one of many movies where robots rise up to take over the world.

And for many, it looks like art may be imitating real life…


The actor responded to news of the Tesla Bot robot, nicknamed “Optimus” — whose prototype will be available next year — on his social media account.

And his reaction is priceless!

The star posted a pic of the invention side by side with a pic of his character Detective Del Spooner from the I, Robot movie.

And despite not adding any caption to the meme-worthy moment – Will Smith’s face spoke a thousand words!

“This is exactly what I thought of when I heard about it too,” one tweep said of the hilarious post.

Bizarre conspiracy theories

It’s not the first apocalyptic movie from the star to spurn bizarre conspiracy theories.

2007 big screen offering I Am Legend – which portrays the aftermath of a dodgy vaccine that leads to a breakout of a zombie apocalypse and the end of the human race – is also a popular point of referral among Doomsday sayers and anti-vaxxers.

So much so that the film’s screenwriter had to set the record straight when a rumour that the COVID-19 vaccine would turn humans into zombies, similarly to the film, went viral.

Akiva Goldsman tweeted earlier this month in response to the wild, baseless theory : “Oh. My. God. It’s a movie. I made that up. It’s. Not. Real”.


Will Smith is set to star as Richard Williams, the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams in the movie King Richard, which will release worldwide in November

The trailer to the movie has been widely praised by movie critics who applaud the actor’s portrayal as the prolific coach who changes the world of the sport forever.