Elon Musk recently tweeted that he’d “figured out how to design rocket parts just w[ith] hand movements,” and would be posting a video of the process over the next week or two.
While it seems like something out of science-fiction, it may come as surprise that Musk was inspired by the movie Iron Man. In the movie, Tony Stark is often seen designing new suits, and parts using nothing more than hand gestures – and a super advanced computer of course.
Jon Favreau – the director of Iron Man tweeted at Musk asking: “Like in Iron Man?” To which Musk responded: “Yup. We saw it in the movie and made it real. Good idea!”
The SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder has often been compared to Tony Stark from the Iron Man movies – Favreau even admitted that Musk inspired his depiction of Stark in the first film.
If anything, this latest announcement is proof that nothing is too far-fetched to come into existence.