I mean....... not to play devils advocate but........ aren’t most new ideas copies of older ones??? The whole, why reinvent the wheel scenario.
Space X borrowed ideas from previous generations....... movies...... technology...... clothing...... the list goes on. Heck.... I dare someone to write an essay on “how to (fill in the blank),” and NOT touch on an idea already covered.
Even the artist and designers agree they draw inspiration from other genres. /// Not debating to piss anyone off, but..... if it’s not just a coincidence then it could very well be...... if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Change it a bit, but it works. Heck.... KIA, Hyundai among many could be considered “copyright infringement” on some of the carbon copy vehicles they produce.
Morale of this story. Digital pixels. Let’s not stir the pot when it’s not necessary.
DISCLAIMER: don’t get mad at me for adding to the conversation. Just looking at the glass half full vs half empty 😊