Elon Musk, Founder of Paypal, Tesla, SpaceX, and 2nd richest man in the world, says one of the major factors that got him interested in tech and paved the way for him to start programming was the video games he played as a kid. At the age of 12, he had coded and published his first video game. He may currently be pulling all-nighters at Tesla but there was a time when he once worked at a gaming startup.
Problem-solving in video games transfers over to problem-solving in software engineering, If people had to try to create realistic graphics using very little computing power, they would have to write really tight code and come up with really clever ideas to do that.
He credited the video games Cyberpunk and the movie Blade Runner as the inspiration for the Tesla pickup truck. He has also announced the addition of video games to Tesla vehicles drivers can play games on the car’s center screen while docked at a charging station.
Source : CNBC