Magic Leap Secures $542M Led By Google For “Lightweight Wearable”
Abovitz, for his part, says that Magic Leap isn’t like Oculus, in that it’s not truly a VR experience. Nor is it an augmented reality situation, he claims, since it goes well beyond that and provides truly integrated, 3D digital objects that looks as though they were physical objects, alongside the real world. He likens Magic Leap compared to other AR-type tech to a situation whereby, if you’d come to see the Wright Brothers fly their original airplane in 1903, only to learn that someone else was building a jet in the next hangar over.
If the Magic Leap turns out to be half as cool as it sounds it will be a huge deal. I bet Google sees it as Glass’s killer app.
I can’t wait to walk around historical sites and actually relive historical moments instead of just reading about them.