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New Mysterious Virtual Reality Tech Supposed To Blow Any Other VR (Oculus etc.) Out Of The Water

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posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 06:28 PM
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Google just backed them with $500M!

us.cnn.com...

Nothing much is known about this company "magic leap" yet and rumours are going wild. Some "virtual augmentation" technology which is supposed to blow anything out of the water including Oculus Rift.

People who reportedly saw the tech were blown away, saying "they couldn't really believe what they saw".

www.magicleap.com...#/home

We can assume that Google didn't spend $500M without good reason, it's likely we'll see this tech combined with google glass.

Claiming whatever they have will blow even Oculus out of the water is sure a bold statement. Certainly VERY, VERY interesting. Their site just deepens the mystery what they have in store there.




posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: NoRulesAllowed

Its long been known that approaches like Oculus Rift are using are way beneath what we are actually capable of: The don't deliver light as it appears to our eyes in reality, which we (theoretically) have the power to do, which gives us a completely convincing experience of light, as if we were there.

Does this company do that? We'll see, I guess. But what's for certain is that these big players are all in with the idea of augmented reality: We're talking about a new world where those who are plugged in see things that others don't. They are literally aware of alternative realities that others don't see. In the old days, those who see what others don't see were called "mad", they were called dreamers. But the shared madness, the shared dream, is the experience of the new "plugged in" people, the new "in the know" elite.

I think there's power in this idea, as shared experiences is what makes us all a people. I just truly hope its used responsibly.

Peace!

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posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 07:36 PM
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Sound like something like Google Glass should have been.

Something like this, maybe:

www.youtube.com...

1:50 is where things start getting "interesting".
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posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 07:36 PM
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a reply to: NoRulesAllowed

I was just reading about this. Here's a video of Magic Leaps tech.




posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 08:03 PM
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It might be direct projection of light rays on the surface of the retina, to draw the stuff. No need of any kind of screen or support, but just glasses with small emitters. I know it's the next big thing in virtual reality and I know things like oculus rift are already behind. I knew of one french company that was working to achieve this but I can't seem to find it. If I find it I will post it.
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posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 08:10 PM
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Pretty interesting start-up to watch...

They claim to be able to overlay a cinematic experience into your reality.

It is absolutely insane, and for a real picture take a look:



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A 3-D animated creature, affectionately named Gerald, appears to walk in circles while floating in front of an elaborate viewer that resembles something from an optometrist’s office. Though only half a foot high, and with four arms, he looks remarkably lifelike through lenses that transmit what computer scientists and optical engineers describe as a “digital light field” into the eyes of a viewer.

The technology, once downsized into a pair of glasses, is intended to overcome the most significant technical challenges blocking an explosion of virtual reality.

Though the industry could radically transform entertainment, gaming and other forms of computing, it has an Achilles’ heel: Many people become queasy after pulling viewing devices over their eyes and slipping into an immersive world that blurs the line between physical reality and computer-generated imagery.


Google doesn't drop $500M on speculative technology either...


Magic Leap has a bunch of patents, including one for a tactile glove for human-computer interaction, an ultra-high-resolution scanning fiber display, a 3D display that uses a "wave guide reflector array projector," a system that lets one or more people interact with the same augmented reality environments, and a head-mounted optical system (diagrammed below):

One of Magic Leap's central concepts is that its technology will feel more natural than anything else on the market. No bulky goggles here.


Source



Good stuff... it's about damn time, who wants to separate reality from the virtual when you augment one with the other?

~Namaste



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 08:16 PM
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a reply to: gosseyn

The phrase in the NYTimes article is "digital light field technology".

The porn will be---in the late Jobs' spirit---"magical".

It will also go on drone operator heads.
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posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 08:18 PM
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originally posted by: mbkennel
a reply to: gosseyn

The phrase in the NYTimes article is "digital light field technology".

The porn will be---in the late Jobs' spirit---"magical".

It will also go on drone operator heads.


Imagine all of the remaining 50% of marriages that will be saved!

When men can project porn stars on to their wives bodies, and women can do the same to men.



~Namaste
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posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 08:29 PM
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Goodbye reality.
Tell my wife and kids not come looking for me, I'm already gone.



posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 09:33 PM
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a reply to: mbkennel

You just read my mind. That's where that technology will find it's money big time. Women had their 'rubber man', men will do with their 3D reality and tactile glove.




posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 08:28 AM
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a reply to: LoveSolMoonDeath

What about the final step, the interrelating of two individuals (or more) using such devices? Perhaps that would be the key "mechanism" for uniting and mobilizing human consciousness. The end of the rainbow, mind over matter.

...What? Too extreme...?
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posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 08:35 AM
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a reply to: tridentblue

What do you mean by "The don't deliver light as it appears to our eyes in reality"?



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:13 AM
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We live in exciting times indeed.

My thoughts on this are that is is not going to be in competition with Oculus as such... the reasoning is that the Rift is all about doing VR Well...

Magic Leap is all about doing AR Well...

They are two very different technologies that have totally different applications.

AR has been around for a long time, this vid from the days of Quake wet my appitite for the technology way back in the 2002...



ARQuake: Interactive Outdoor Augmented Reality Collaboration System

AR will be huge, it will effectively replace nearly all display technology we currently use for displaying information. It will be the first step into integrated internetwork of human intelligence with AI..... Now take that statement and mull it over in your mind for a while....

VR will be about placing someone within an environment that is a totally disconnected to our actual reality. AR is all about adding to our existing reality.

VR will be huge for the entertainment industries with VR Movies being primary among these... within 10 years there will be little to distinguish the Movie industry and the Game industry.

So no Oculus have nothing to worry about.

AR will of course have entertainment applications but the real world applications will be far more everyday, applications covering areas such as Communication, Education, Business , Science, Military and Medical. AR will indeed change the world....

The obstacles that I can see for development of AR are: -

- Real world Depth Scanning - miniaturization and sensitivity issues.
- Processing throughput. - Size, Speed , Power and Cooling issues.
- Display resolutions. - High res on transparent screen and solidity issues.
- Already wear glasses. - issues with designing an applicable device for those that already wear glasses.
- Market resistance. - Both consumer and competitive replacement issues.

All of the above apart from the last one will be overcome and quickly in terms of technologically... the last one though is going to take some work and time to educate the market space.

Just me views.

Korg.

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posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 11:16 AM
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What they need to be looking at is a way to induce a controlled REM state that can be programmed and networked with other people in a similar REM state.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 11:40 AM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
What they need to be looking at is a way to induce a controlled REM state that can be programmed and networked with other people in a similar REM state.



Come on now.... that tech is at least fifty to a hundred years away.

Korg.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

That sounds a lot like the tech in a rather popular anime atm. Sword Art Online. Now that would be some amazing VR gaming.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 12:36 PM
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a reply to: CellDamage420

Dang, and I thought it was my own original idea.

*sadface*



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 12:52 PM
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originally posted by: NoRulesAllowed
Google just backed them with $500M!

us.cnn.com...

Nothing much is known about this company "magic leap" yet and rumours are going wild. Some "virtual augmentation" technology which is supposed to blow anything out of the water including Oculus Rift.

People who reportedly saw the tech were blown away, saying "they couldn't really believe what they saw".

www.magicleap.com...#/home

We can assume that Google didn't spend $500M without good reason, it's likely we'll see this tech combined with google glass.

Claiming whatever they have will blow even Oculus out of the water is sure a bold statement. Certainly VERY, VERY interesting. Their site just deepens the mystery what they have in store there.


it sounds like "if u think, it will happen", like u could use your thought to manipulate that little elephant.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 01:21 PM
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Why am I thinking that this is some previously secret technology from the "black world" that has gone white? It sounds too advanced to have just popped up out of nowhere with some start-up company.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: Junkheap

There's pretty much zero details to go on, plus the OR is made to be comparatively cheap for the consumer so isn't exactly using cutting edge, top spec equipment. Also, if this was supposedly "black world", why are they be in the early stages of development and why would "they" (whoever that is supposed to be) release it to the public in the first place?







 
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