REAL WORLD Tony Stark, the space gazer known as Elon Musk, has denied that he is building an Iron Man suit.
The Spacex and Tesla founder was responding to questions about his latest work when he denied any links between him and Iron Man.
However, something that looks, walks and quacks like a duck often turns out to be a duck.
Take the tweet that started off the discussion. Musk casually admitted that he was doing something incredible.
"We figured out how to design rocket parts just w hand movements through the air (seriously)," he said. "Now [we] need a high frame rate holograph generator."
This led to speculation about what else he might be building. Musk had a brief response to those comic book fans.
"And, uhh no (zillionth person who asked), I am not going to make an IM suit, however design by hand-manipulated hologram is actually useful," he added.
Musk said that he would post video of the arm-waving in action. We should expect to see that this week. After that Musk will go into production.
"Will post video next week of designing a rocket part with hand gestures & then immediately printing it in titanium."
Earlier in August Musk was talking about an underground tube network that would transport people between Los Angeles and San Francisco in just half an hour.
Perhaps Musk likes the idea of being the real world Tony Stark. His CV would certainly suggest it, and he has admitted to having seen the films.
Responding to a question from Iron Man director Jon Favreau, which asked whether the technology would be similar to that in his film, Musk responded, "We saw it in the movie and made it real. Good idea!" µ
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