What would happen if Elon Musk ever met Tony Stark in real life?

What would happen if Elon Musk ever met Tony Stark in real life?

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What would Elon Musk say to Tony Stark in real life?
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Every Wednesday we ask our Brain Game contestants one interesting, thought-provoking or just plain quirky question. Their answers will be published anonymously in Young Post. Then readers vote for their FAVOURITE answer. We will eliminate the contestant with the LEAST votes every week until we have a winner. The ultimate Brain Game winner will win Apple AirPods.

Votes close at midnight on Sunday.

The contestants

Contestant 1

When people talk about Iron Man, are they talking about Tony Stark or Elon Musk? I think it could be either, because while the MCU has Stark, the real world has Musk. If the two ever met, they would talk about what it’s like to be the Iron Man in their world. A few years back, there were rumours that Musk was building an Iron Man suit. I think he would pick Stark’s brain for tips on making a cool suit. Stark could tell him in exchange for ideas from Musk.


Contestant 2

In my heart, I believe Elon Musk is the true Iron Man, because he revolutionised the car industry and has helped advance technology. Since both of them are geniuses, I think there would be some jealousy and competition between them. They would fight. Stark would use his Iron Man suit to fight Musk, and Musk would use his knowledge of physics to fight back. During the battle, Stark would say, “This is the strongest opponent I’ve ever faced!”, and Musk would be super impressed by Stark’s powerful weapons. In the end, they would become friends, and together they would exchange brilliant ideas to make a better world.


Contestant 3

I think they would talk about the technological future of the world. This would include things like time travel, artificial intelligence, and the use of vibranium. I’m sure Musk would be interested in learning about things that exist in Iron Man’s world but not ours. Musk and Stark are very similar in that they share the same interests and passion for technology. I think they would both admire each other’s work and accomplishments.


Contestant 4

Seeing as both of them are super geniuses who are immensely passionate about technology, I reckon they would just spend the whole time geeking out over each other’s astonishing ideas. Perhaps they would even start brainstorming a way to incorporate Stark’s suit technology with the latest Tesla model. I wouldn’t be surprised if they chatted away till 4am in the heart of a messy laboratory, discussing the possible advancements in the world of technology.


Contestant 5

Musk would invite Stark to his home and their conversation would go like this: “Hey, the latest car you invented looks amazing!”

“Oh really? Haha,” Musk would reply. “Go into my laboratory if you want to see more amazing things.”

There, Stark would be so surprised that he’d scream, because he’d see that Musk would have made a new Iron Man suit for him using motor parts. When Stark uses it, he would realise he could turn into a car-like robot with wheels and move super fast.


Contestant 6

The first thing I imagine them doing is discussing how to make a ship that could take humans into space within seconds. Then, they could talk about how we would survive on an alien planet. Before you know it, they’d have the perfect plan and would be thinking about how humans could live across the universe. They could even start discussing quantum mechanics (science that looks at the world on an atomic scale) and time-travelling.


Contestant 7

Honestly, I wouldn’t expect them to have a normal conversation. In fact, I think Tony and Elon would try to show off and compare their abilities. It would be quite strange since Robert Downey Jr modelled his character on Elon Musk. But, in the end, I think the two of them would become friends. Musk would show Stark all of his secret projects and Stark would admire them and do the same.

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Edited by Nicole Moraleda

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
What would happen if Elon Musk ever met Tony Stark in real life?

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julia jhonson

04:13am

I think contestant no 5 is better than all others as you said, Musk would invite Stark to his home and their conversation would go like this: <a href='https://****cnbc.com/2019/02/01/edubirdie-wants-to-hire-a-glory-days-conservation-specialist.html'>https://****cnbc.com/2019/02/01/edubirdie-wants-to-hire-a-glory-days-conservation-specialist.html</a>.
“Hey, the latest car you invented looks amazing!”

“Oh really? Haha,” Musk would reply. “Go into my laboratory if you want to see more amazing things.”