Elon Musk responds to map demonstrating straight line sail from India to US | Check it Out!
PTC Web Desk: An image depicting the sea route from India to the United States has captured the fascination of none other than billionaire visionary Elon Musk. This image, shared on X (formerly Twitter), has garnered more than 6 million views and presents the intriguing possibility of an uninterrupted voyage from India to the US, completely free of landmass obstacles. The visual representation traces a gracefully curved blue path connecting the two nations, stretching from Mumbai to Alaska via Madagascar.
Without touching a single piece of land, it's possible to sail from India to the USA in a completely straight line pic.twitter.com/q178wi3tol
— Epic Maps ????️ (@Locati0ns) September 27, 2023
Whoa — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 27, 2023
The accompanying caption boldly proclaims, "It's possible to sail from India to the USA in a completely straight line without touching any land." In response to this audacious concept, Elon Musk simply expressed his astonishment with a simple "whoa."
Nevertheless, the intricacies of the map did not escape the discerning eyes of social media users. Some X users raised doubts about the map's accuracy and questioned the expertise of its creator. "This line is far from straight," commented one user, while another perplexed user added, "That's not straight, though."
However, as keen observers were quick to point out, the line may appear less than perfectly straight on a two-dimensional map, but it accurately maintains its true linearity when traced on the spherical surface of a globe. In essence, this path remains free of abrupt turns or deviations and maintains its unswerving trajectory.
To provide further clarity, a user thoughtfully shared a brief video illustrating the sea route on a three-dimensional globe. "Because Earth is a globe, and this is a two-dimensional projection, this is what the path actually looks like," the user clarified.
Social media users expressed their gratitude to the individual who shed light on the spherical nature of this journey while also playfully teasing those who initially found the image perplexing. "Thank you. I entertained flat Earth beliefs for half a minute and couldn't wrap my brain around that one," quipped one user, while another confessed, "I'm glad I read the comments before writing 'THAT'S NOT A STRAIGHT LINE.'"
- With inputs from agencies