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December 09, 2016

Is This Something?

It's kind of not something but whatever.

Below the fold, a promotional video from Magic Leap, a company "backed" by Google which endeavors to bring "mixed reality" glasses into the world. The idea is that virtual reality constructs will be beamed straight into your face-pussy so that you see fantasy objects appear in what is otherwise the real world.

Say, like, maybe you're doin' squats. Then you can push the buttons boop-boop-beedeboob and suddenly you see Bane as your Liftin' Coach telling you "You call that form, Detective? Oooahrr, I've seen better form from The Riddler."

Bane's fake, but those plates you're puttin' up, bro? Real as the juddering vein in your forehead, brah.

The video was used to stoke investor interest, but note, none of the "virtual reality" stuff you see was actually projected into anyone's actual vision. It's all special effects, like any other post-production CGI effects. It's just a "This is what the future might look like" promotion.

Still, whatever.

It should be noted that Magic Leap is the subject of two disparaging articles today, Business Insider noting the technology used to raise $1.4 billion in capital is not likely to resemble the actual technology they are hoping to make, and this one from Fortune suggesting the Magic Leap tech is inferior to Microsoft's HoloLens.

BTW, note both of those stories seem to cite the same story by an outfit called "The Information" as the primary source.

So I'm not sure if this is something at all.

Obviously I have no idea either way. I just heard of this ten minutes ago.

Still -- Cool video, yo!


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