Famous YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson, better known as Mr. Beast, revealed this morning that he was invited to join the OceanGate Titanic submersible voyage that ended with the lives of its crew.
In a tweet this Sunday, MrBeast said he was invited to join the trip earlier this month but declined. “I was invited earlier this month to ride the titanic submarine, I said no. Kind of scary that I could have been on it,” he wrote. It is not clear who invited MrBeast to join the voyage. However, in a screenshot of a text message that he shared on Twitter, MrBeast appears to be responding to an invitation from someone who said, “I’m going to the Titanic in a submarine late this month. The team would be stoked to have you along.”
A tragedy connected to the gaming world
The Titan submersible, operated by OceanGate, lost contact with its surface support vessel while diving into the wreckage of the Titanic in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, June 18. On Thursday, OceanGate announced that all five people on board were presumed dead after the submarine suffered a “catastrophic implosion.”
Something that attracted a lot of attention this week was the fact that the Ocean Gate Expedition submarine was being controlled by a video game controller that can be purchased on the Internet for less than $40, a Logitech F710.
Using a commercial video game controller to operate a vehicle or certain specialized components is not really unusual. A variety of military equipment, drones, and other devices take advantage of the versatility of commercial controllers and their connectivity to provide an interface that is understandable and naturally familiar to many. Even in complex vehicles, they do not hesitate to use these devices to control specific subsystems, such as a submarine’s periscope.
Source | MrBeast