Elon Musk’s design vision

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An evening pause: I’m not sure if his concept for a different way to interact with the computer is really the best way to do it, but his willingness to try something new makes it all worthwhile. There will — and have been — payoffs.

Hat tip Edward Thelen.



  • Alex

    Surprize! Surprize! Elon Mus is also able to listen – in this case to President Trump!

    Elon Musk Listens Intently as President Trump Lays Out Tax Plans for business


  • Alex

    Correcting: Elon Musk

  • steve mackelprang

    Most of the 3D manipulation as was shown on the little video I can already do, and have been doing for several years using a combination of a gaming mouse in one hand and a “3D Connexion Space Explorer” in the other hand, both of which are a few years old. The gee whiz factor of just waving ones hands around isn’t there, but I’m a bit skeptical as to the accuracy/utility of the stuff shown. The 3D printing is of course a game changer and as the technology matures manufacturing techniques not possible now will become commonplace. By using the additive techniques we can build things inside of things without the need for gaskets or flanges, which for instance makes handling hydrogen a more practical reality.

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