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Now that VR is here, Magic Leap reminds us that augmented (mixed) reality is on deck

by • April 18, 2016 • No Comments

Now which consumer virtual reality is here, with the arrival of the leading HTC Vive and runner-up Oculus Rift, Magic Leap is here to remind us which there’s yet another next big thing waiting in the wings. Many believe which augmented reality can some day replace the smartphone – via eye-worn gear to (appear to) place apps and games within the real world around us, pretty than on the screen of a handheld device or within an isolated virtual world. Secretive startup Magic Leap launched a new video now a days to remind us which it is actually cooking up which quite next.

Whilst Microsoft has been ready to associate its name with AR right out of the gates, revealing off its Hololens AR kit at various types of convention demos, Magic Leap has been doing a thing much like in a additional secretive way, creating buzz and raising beaucoup bucks without giving the public or press any glimpses or leading details of the device itself.

We do at times get to see initially-person Magic Leap videos shot via real footage, yet, and we got another one of those now a days.

Magic Leap says the new teaser video (embedded at the bottom of this article) has “no special impacts or compositing,” in theory giving us an accurate glimpse of what now a days’s design of the product is like to wear. The vid illustrates how AR may some day replace not only the smartphone, but all screens in our lives – which include laptops and TVs. It liberates our content of the confines of four-corner rectangular displays, integrating our apps, games and social experiences into real-world environments.

So we see things like spreadsheets floating in vertical windows over the desk in front of you, popping up your daughter’s text message next to your desk lamp over to the left, and and so opening the project she sent you on the horizontal surface of the desk. Oh, and don’t forget to order those new shoes over on the right-hand side of your desk. Cool stuff.

Magic Leap did showcase the product to the press for (presumably) the initially time in a Wired showcase which dropped now a days. Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz tells the magazine which his company’s tech uses various visual tech (“three-dimensional, wafer-like component which has quite tiny structures in it” which simulates the way your eyes naturally obtain light) of Hololens, eliminating the screen door effect (visible pixels as you move your head around) which’s common in VR and other AR projects.

Nobody knows precisely when this kind of stuff can become part of our lives, any additional than we knew how soon VR may arrive preceding the last few years. Microsoft is may already shipping Hololens kits to developers, yet, and Magic Leap has been working on its AR gear for at very least a few years. And don’t be surprised if VR companies like Oculus/Facebook are in addition planning on manufacturing the (relatively short) leap into AR.

Enjoy your futuristic VR for now; futuristic AR may be upstaging it preceding long.

You can check out Magic Leap’s latest video at a lower place.

Company page: Magic Leap


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