As if a sexy electric car; a sideways-flying, reusable rocket ship; an 800 mph subway; and a Martian metropolis weren't enough, mad scientist Elon Musk now wants to build an "Iron Man" suit.
Well, not exactly.
But the film was apparently the inspiration for Musk's latest foray into science nonfiction. The Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO tweeted on Friday that he and his people have "figured out how to design rocket parts just w hand movements through the air" and that next week he'll be posting a video that demonstrates the process.
Musk, of course, is the man behind the, the laterally flying rocket, and the supertrain. He's also an advocate for .
Musk was asked by "Iron Man" director Jon Favreau, via Twitter, if the in-thin-air design process would be like the holographic routine depicted in the film (see clip below). Musk replied, "Yup. We saw it in the movie and made it real. Good idea!"
We're looking forward to next week's video.
(Via Business Insider)