Elon Musk has long juggled multiple projects between SpaceX, Tesla, and The Boring Company. Now, Musk has his sights set on a new endeavor: a cyborg dragon.
“Oh btw I’m building a cyborg dragon,” Musk casually tweeted Wednesday afternoon.
Musk didn’t provide any other details, but that one tweet was enough to get people excited about the news. People responded with Game of Thrones jokes, the idea that a “cyborg” dragon specifically needs a living element to it and speculation on whether Musk’s new flamethrower will come into play.
The creation of a cyborg dragon sounds largely like science fiction, especially with a casual announcement via Twitter. However, Musk has used this method before. He previously announced on Twitter that he would begin selling flamethrowers after selling 50,000 hats. Sure enough, a $600 flamethrower began selling on The Boring Company’s website. What was originally believed to be a joke on Twitter led to millions in flamethrower sales.