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Did Neil Patrick Harris Become a Billionaire Tech Bro? Indian Twitter Melts Down

BREAKING NEWS:The internet in India has officially fractured after a series of photos surfaced online, sending social media into a hilarious tailspin. The culprit?None other than Silicon Valley bigwig Sam Altman and his uncanny resemblance to beloved American actor Neil Patrick Harris.

Yes, you read that right. The Barney Stinson to our Robin Scherbatsky, the Doogie Howser that somehow morphed into a venture capitalist, is causing existential crises for desi netizens.

"Wait, Barney became a tech lord?!" tweeted @DesiSoftwareDev, his profile picture a pixelated homage to Shah Rukh Khan in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. "Did he finally find a suit that fits and ditch the legen – wait for it – dary catchphrases for crypto?"

The confusion is understandable. Both Altman and Harris share a similar boyish charm, a penchant for well-tailored suits (though Altman leans towards Silicon Valley chic, think more Steve Jobs, less Barney swagger), and a twinkle in their eye that could either be plotting world domination (Altman) or the next magic trick (Harris).

The Indian Twitterverse, known for its savage wit and undying love for Bollywood, quickly went into overdrive. Memes comparing Altman's investment firm, OpenAI, to Barney's fictional laser tag company, "Laser Viking, " flooded timelines.

"Laser Viking pivoted to AI, Barney got woke?" joked @Samosa_Spiced_Memes, attaching a photoshopped image of Barney in a turtleneck, serenading a robot with "Hey Beautiful. "

Meanwhile, conspiracy theories reached fever pitch. "#BarneyIlluminati" trended briefly, with some users convinced Altman was simply a cleverly disguised Barney using his vast tech wealth to manipulate the stock market (with questionable success, based on recent tech stock slumps).

Bollywood actresses, ever the trendsetters, weren't immune. "Just saw Sam Altman's TED Talk. Finally, someone who can explain NFTs in a way even Barney could understand, " tweeted Priyanka Chopra, adding a winking emoji, sending fans into a further frenzy.

Even Indian politicians, known for their stoicism, couldn't resist a chuckle. "We welcome any investment in Indian AI, even if it comes from a reformed Barney Stinson, " tweeted a government official, likely with a team of social media advisors nervously hovering nearby.

The man himself, Sam Altman, has yet to comment on the hullabaloo. Perhaps he's too busy revolutionizing artificial intelligence to worry about a case of mistaken identity. Or maybe, just maybe, he's secretly working on a revolutionary new app - "Laser Viking:The Metaverse. "

Only time will tell. But one thing's for sure:the internet, especially the Indian internet, will never look at Sam Altman (or a well-dressed man on a TED Talk stage) the same way again. The question remains:is this the greatest case of mistaken identity ever, or the ultimate Barney Stinson scheme gone global?The world may never know.

DISCLAIMER: Everything you just read on FakingDaily.com is about as believable as a Bollywood dance number curing world hunger. We're in the business of making you chuckle, not tricking you (unless you think Shah Rukh Khan can actually defy gravity). If this tickled your funny bone a little less than a feather, well, darling, perhaps satire isn't your cup of chai. Now go forth and spread laughter, not fake news! - FD Staff

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