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Magic Leap Lands Google Funds
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User Rank: Apprentice
10/22/2014 | 8:21:43 AM
Facebook versus Google
Can a comparison be made with Facebook purchasing Oculus Rift and google investing in Magic leap?
User Rank: Apprentice
10/22/2014 | 7:17:51 AM
Google is really smart. With Google moving ahead with its development of Glass, it seems perfectly plausible that the Web giant could at some point incorporate some of Magic Leap's technology into its own face-based computer.
User Rank: Ninja
10/22/2014 | 12:16:44 AM
Re: This time, it may be for real
It is a bold step -I should say. If someone talked about virtual reality (VR) in 1999, it was mostly Sci Fi or plot for a Holywood movie. Now, VR is not a concept anymore. We are nearing to it, but I am not sure if the  potential applications will be ready to take care of R&D expenses. To me, VR is exciting, but it has limited applicability.
User Rank: Ninja
10/21/2014 | 11:16:54 PM
This time, it may be for real
Virtual reality, in a manner similar to that of language translation based on artificial intelligence, have both been the technologies of the future for about a generation now. But, this time around the architects have some powerful components to build with, such as the "Ergonomic Head Mounted Display Device And Optical System" (which makes me think of Google Glass), that you mention. But will we first see virtual reality with mobile devices? I doubt it. Think of how much bandwidth a two dimensional video transmission requires, and then extrapolate to what the third dimension will call for. Maybe the first application will be gaming, or perhaps a simulation where soldiers or police officers can practice dangerous moves in complete safety, or perhaps surgeons can do dry runs of difficult operations.


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