Thomas Massie (R-KY) is born in 1971 in West Virginia.
He drives a Tesla with a ‘friend of coal’ vanity plate and walks around Capitol Hill wearing an electronic debt clock on his lapel that constantly updates the sum.
1991 Participates in the MIT Solar Car Club, which takes second place at the Solar and Electric 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway.
1992 Wins MIT’s 2.70 Design Competition. Professor Woodie Flowers pioneered the contest and said that Massie watched the contest on television in 7th grade and wanted to come to MIT to win it.
1993 Founds SensAble Devices Inc. It allowed users to feel digital objects appearing on a screen.
1993 Writes his BS electrical engineering thesis Design of a three-degree of Freedom force-reflecting haptic interface.
1995 Wins the $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for inventors and the $10,000 David and Lindsay Morgenthaler Grand Prize in the sixth annual MIT $10K Entrepreneurial Business Plan Competition.
1996 Reincorporates as SensAble Technologies, Inc., and raises $32 million of venture capital.
1996 Writes his MS mechanical engineering thesis Initial haptic explorations with the phantom: virtual touch through point interaction.
SensAble employed 70 people and obtained 24 patents.
Still thinking all conservatives are dumb?
You’d better adjust your interface.