June 22, 2016

Is Elon Musk Iron Man or a Bond Villian? Bond Villain may have the stronger case

Is billionaire Elon Musk more like Iron Man or a Bond Villian? Bond Villain may have the stronger case for now.

In the bond film MoonRaker, Hugo Drax is a billionaire who owns Drax Industries, a private company which constructs space shuttles for NASA.

Drax planned to colonize space in space stations. Elon Musk plans to colonize Mars.

Elon Musk is a billionaire who owns Spacex, a private company who makes rockets for NASA.

Billionaire tech entrepreneur and investor Elon Musk has bought James Bond's iconic Lotus Esprit vehicle from The Spy Who Loved Me, with the intention of making its movie transformation from car to submarine a reality.

A Tesla Model S can float and effectively drive on water.

Elon Musk is a fan of sentient robot fiction like in the up coming Westworld HBO show.

Elon is developing artificial intelligence (OpenAI) with one of the goals being a robotic butler.

Tony Stark (Iron Man) does develop artificial intelligence and a robotic Jarvis artificial intellgence. Jarvis is his assistant. In the comics a human Jarvis is his butler.

Tony Stark is a technology billionaire and so is Elon Musk

Tony Stark originally made his money from selling advanced weapons. Elon Musk made his money from an internet companies (Zip2 and then X.com which merged to become part of PayPal.com) and his electric car company and his solar power company and his rocket company.

Elon is not developing exoskeletons or robotic armor.

Elon Musk had a cameo in Iron Man 2. Since he and Tony Stark are together then he is not Tony Stark but a Bond villain.

SOURCES - the Guardian UK, Wikipedia, OpenAI

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