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

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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'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]




Elon Musk supporters,

So not even 2 weeks removed from hyper loop and this guy now wants to build holographic UI's...

I will not downplay what he HAS done, but at some point anyone can be an idea person and just spout nonsense and pseudo reality which he is basically is getting very close to doing. My mine gripe with hyper loop was that it is a great idea but he said from the get go that we did not have the tech to do, nor would he be the one to do it. YET he could totally do it cheaper than the proposed project for a high speed system.

When he starts actually rolling out a holographic UI I'll pay attention but right now he is just another voice spitting out ideas, only he has a lot of money which somehow makes him more relevant than others.

By that standard Gwyneth Paltrow is the worlds greatest mother because she has a magazine full of ideas on how to parent.