Elon Musk Wants To Build The Iron Man Hologram UI For Real

Elon Musk Wants to Build the Iron Man Hologram UI For Real

The hologram interfaces Tony Stark uses in Iron Man are awesome, no doubt. But they also aren't real. Yet. Elon Musk has been cooking up something very Stark-y, and he's planning to show it off soon.

Musk isn't sharing any of the nitty-gritty details yet, but he mentioned his grand scheme on Twitter. This better not be a joke.

We figured out how to design rocket parts just w hand movements through the air (seriously). Now need a high frame rate holograph generator. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 23, 2013

Will post video next week of designing a rocket part with hand gestures & then immediately printing it in titanium — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 23, 2013

We've seen hints of this tech before — thanks to the Leap Motion Controller and an illusion called Pepper's ghost — but it was all very beta, a long way away from an actual application. The Hyperloop is pretty far from application too. Hopefully this hologram tech is a little closer to finished. How could this not be cool? [Elon Musk via Business Insider via CNET]

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