Updated 03:50 AM EDT, Thu, Oct 21, 2021

‘Magic Leap’ the New Google Glass? Techno-Biology & Cinematic Reality Features Hinted

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Google Glass, once thought to bring the future of visual computing, is dead, previous reports have indicated.

Though it may be a temporary switch-off for the Mountain View giant, the wearable's absence could only mean a shift of attention to other things.

Talks about Google's investment on a mysterious project have resurfaced, suggestive of a new take on augmented and / or visual reality. At this point, the very nature of "Magic Leap" remains unclear -- but it's nevertheless believed to be just as huge.

Followers would remember that Google shelled out $542 million last year, all for Magic Leap investment purposes. According to Engadget, people immediately wondered what this project is all about. Half a billion dollars is no joke, and Google most certainly agrees that it isn't.

Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz disclosed several pieces of useful information, at least for now, in a recent Reddit "Ask Me Anything" thread.

Apparently, Abovitz sees a future dominated by augmented reality devices, New York Daily News reported. Soon enough, consumers are expected to pick AR headsets in lieu of smartphones.

What was once thought a thing for sci-fi movies has finally become a reality for this generation. Yes, those glasses and head wearables portrayed by the media seemed to do more amazing things beyond our very conception. On a more believable scale, today's tech giants are pushing forward to deliver their causes, one step at a time.

As you might already know, Microsoft has introduced its HoloLens; Sony has its Project Morpheus / SmartEyeglass; we know Samsung's Gear VR and of course, the Oculus Rift continues to be just as promising. This list will most certainly go on.

Abovitz has warned prospects not to use the HoloLens and "similar devices," Bidness Etc noted. The questionable technology lies in the use of stereoscopic 3D, to which the CEO referred, "These inputs into the eye-brain system are incorrect -- and can cause a spectrum of temporary and / or permanent neurologic deficits."

That pretty much sounds dangerous.

When asked what Magic Leap is all about, Abovitz suggested that they may be thought of as Techno-Biology. He wrote, "You can think of us as techno-biology -- we believe it is the future of computing."

For its device, Wired noted that the company is crafting "cinematic reality." This could fall in the subtypes of augmented and virtual realities -- though it's said to work differently from both systems. In Engadget's words, "The result is life-like digital images that show reflections like real physical objects would."

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Perhaps Google made the right choice, after all.

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