Real Life Tony Stark, Elon Musk, Channels Iron Man with 3-D Gesture Technology

If you’re not familiar with Elon Musk yet, he’s a South African born version of Tony Stark, the fictional billionaire, genius, superhero playboy. Though he might not be the playboy socialite Tony is, it’s probably because he’s too busy, building space travel rockets or a Hyper loop train that can take you from San Fransisco to LA in 30 minutes or being the CEO of Tesla Motors. I’m not exactly sure if Musk created what you are about to see as an ironic gag (because of the constant Tony Stark comparisons) or has been working on it for years, but he basically took the hand gesture technology from the Iron Man movies and built a Leap Motion controller to manipulate 3D designs, Musk even notes the film in his dialogue.

“If you can just go in there and do what you need to do — just understanding the fundamentals of the thing should work, as opposed to figure out how to make the computer make it work, then you can achieve a lot more in a lot shorter period of time.” Says Musk

Musk uses three different type of gesture based design, from a simple desktop to an immersive virtual reality based platform. CAD software, 3D projection, and finally the virtual-reality headset Oculus Rift.

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