Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk expressed interest in building an anime-style mecha giant robot on Sunday, despite failing to get Tesla car orders to customers on time.
It is time to create a mecha
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 14, 2018
The Twitter post received over 200,000 likes and 50,000 retweets.
According to Oxford Dictionaries, a mecha is “a large armored robot,” in “anime, [and] manga,” which is “typically controlled by a person riding inside the robot itself.”
Though Musk frequently uses his Twitter account to make jokes, Business Insider noted that the billionaire has previously turned jokes into a reality, such as his Boring Company, which could be worth $16 billion, despite Musk admitting it “started out as a joke.”
This month, it was reported that Rupert Murdoch’s son James Murdoch could be next in line to replace Musk.