Entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk is almost like a real life Tony Stark from Iron Man. He always seems to be coming up with brand new technology that sounds like it belongs in science-fiction.
Musk has already given us Tesla electric cars, PayPal, SpaceX and the original concept for Solar City, but his new ideas might be even more impressive.
He recently visited the Colbert Report and talked about a radical new idea for airplanes.
In the interview, he talks about his idea for an electric jet that can take off and land vertically. These jets would use an electric motor to drive an open fan. They wouldn't be quite as quick as airplanes we're used to, but they'd be a lot more efficient. An idea like that could really change air travel by lowering fuel costs.
Musk than took his look at the future a step further by asking Colbert what new technology he is hoping for.
I wish there weren't any cables. I wish that computers didn't have to be typed into, that the mouse and the keyboard are terrible, it's a terrible interface, that I could just have a relationship with the machine, that I could have a discussion of my needs and it would do it. I think cables on anything are terrible, not just communication, but charging cables, that I could walk into my house and things would charge, or I would have a subscription service to a charging system and anywhere I went in the United States there'd be a charge that would follow me around.
Instead of shutting Colbert down, Musk simply told him that he'll do it. Some of those ideas might sound pretty far-fetched or even impossible, but if anyone can bring them to life, it's probably Musk.