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From Self-Lacing Shoes to Self-Driving Cars: Nike Designer Joins Tesla

"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads."

Doc Brown might have made that line famous, but if there's anyone close enough to make it true, it's Elon Musk. I can't think of anyone who talks more about the future like Tesla's co-founder, CEO and product architect, and still believes every word he says. Bringing the future to the present is something Tesla is known for, and with their recent new member, the present continues to look as bright as the future.

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While you all were eyeing the clock to get your three-day Labor Day weekend started early, Tiffany Beers took to Instagram last Friday to say goodbye to the Swoosh, announcing that she's leaving her position as Nike's senior project engineer and senior innovator to join Telsa as their staff technical program manager.

"I am so very grateful for every opportunity the brand has given me," said Beers. "I will forever cherish my time at Nike. Sport and Nike have always been a big and important part of my life and will continue to be. This brand has impacted my life in ways i never thought possible. To everyone who helped me along the way, THANK YOU! ❤❤❤#grateful #treasured"

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Beers has been credited as the brains behind Nike's most innovative shoes, such as the Nike MAG and the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0. If the Nike MAG from "Back to the Future II" is like a concept car, then the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 is the production model. The only difference is that Nike actually produced a super limited-release of real-life, working Nike MAGs.

After 13 years at Nike, Beers' reputation of being a big thinker and envisioning the future today sounds right up Tesla's alley (assuming Musk still has us using those in the future). You know how the saying goes, "If the shoe fits..."

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