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Hyper-rich inventor claims to have cracked Iron Man-inspired design process

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In a very meta piece of invention, PayPal hecamillionaire Elon Musk has promised that the 3D gesture-hologram system used by Musk-inspired Tony Stark in the Iron Man movies could soon be a reality.

The entrepreneur tweeted that he had come up with a way to let people design industrial parts with a few waves of their hands. Musk also promised to post a video of himself creating a rocket part with hand gestures and then immediately printing it in titanium sometime this week.

Musk said it was a case of life imitating art, tweeting to Iron Man director Jon Favreau that he'd been inspired by the scenes of Tony Stark designing his upgraded Iron Man suit in the movie.

Sadly, he has no plans to actually make an actual Iron Man suit and start saving us all from the military-industrial complex.

Meanwhile, Musk's electric carmaking firm Tesla Motors saw its market value inch over $20bn for a short while yesterday, as sales increases gave investors confidence that the billionaire can keep folks interested in e-cars.

The company finished the day with stocks at a record $164.22, putting its market capitalisation at $19.94bn. Earlier in the day Tesla shares had reached a peak of $173.

Despite early teething problems, Tesla is now riding high as its Model S is the third-best selling luxury sedan in California, the biggest US market, according to the California Auto Outlook of the second quarter. ®

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