1. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    In Brief
    • Magic Leap, the secretive AR company, promises that their technology is going to transform how people experience reality. However, they have, thus far, only offered teasers of their work.
    • Now, a leaked photo has finally revealed what the prototype of their device looks like, and it still seems to be quite some ways from completion.
    WELCOME TO A NEW WORLD

    Some time back, Magic Leap raised a staggering $1.4 billion in venture capital in order to make mixed reality our new reality. Since then, a proverbial firestorm of media coverage has swarmed around them. Part of this stems from the secretive nature of the company.

    Part of this firestorm stems from the secretive nature of the company. Few people have tried the tech (and ever fewer journalists), so no one really knows what to expect; however, if the teasers are any indication, whatever they develop is going to be pretty fantastic.



    IN BRIEF

    Magic Leap, the secretive AR company, promises that their technology is going to transform how people experience reality. However, they have, thus far, only offered teasers of their work.
    Now, a leaked photo has finally revealed what the prototype of their device looks like, and it still seems to be quite some ways from completion.
    WELCOME TO A NEW WORLD

    Some time back, Magic Leap raised a staggering $1.4 billion in venture capital in order to make mixed reality our new reality. Since then, a proverbial firestorm of media coverage has swarmed around them. Part of this stems from the secretive nature of the company.

    Part of this firestorm stems from the secretive nature of the company. Few people have tried the tech (and ever fewer journalists), so no one really knows what to expect; however, if the teasers are any indication, whatever they develop is going to be pretty fantastic.

    TAKE A REAL, HARD LOOK

    Now, it seems that we may finally be seeing what Magic Leap has really been up to. Business Insider asserts that an image of a prototype was just leaked to them. Their source said that the device is known as “PEQ0,” which is a stand-in name that was derived from an internal “prototype naming scheme” that Magic Leap uses.

    Business Insider tried to reach out to the company for comment and to verify the information, but they didn’t hear anything back by the time the article was released. As you can see in the below image, the prototype

    As you can see in the below image, the prototype definitely looks like a prototype. And this is a bit of a problem.



    The issue with this is that, in recent months, Magic Leap has been accused of using erroneous and misleading marketing material to make the public (and reporters) believe that the technology is a lot farther along than it truly is.

    Specifically, Reed Albergotti published an article in which he alleged that Magic Leap had “oversold” its system, using different tech for the demo than what will be used in the final product. In response, in a memo to employees, CEO Rony Abovitz stated that the company shouldn’t be sidetracked: “Ignore all of this. Focus on what we are doing, and we ship a great product. That will speak loudly and reverberate for many years.”

    This leak also comes at a prime time, as there is a board meeting next week that is generally seen as “a milestone in the product’s development.” In short, it is a chance to show, once and for all, that Magic Leap can truly do all that they claim—shrink augmented reality tech so that it is truly portable.

    If this prototype is any indication, they have a lot of work to do before next week.

    Source: https://futurism.com/5-a-leak-has-fi...been-creating/
    steffiera and jordanlaa like this.
    02-15-2017 08:40 PM
  2. steffiera's Avatar
    Looks like there's still a long way to go before Magic Leap has a finished product. I really hope it lives up to the hype!
    02-16-2017 07:44 AM
  3. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Yes it looks so prototype that if it were a roasted chicken it were still as a raw egg :/

    But maybe the tech as tech not as commercial equipment is better, that are two very different things.
    02-16-2017 07:12 PM
  4. Firegold21's Avatar
    The setup looks clunky, I admit, but since it's a leak, it may well not be true. Or it may HAVE been true but not anymore. I'm still withholding judgement, lol.
    02-16-2017 08:15 PM
  5. jordanlaa's Avatar
    GHOSTBUSTERS! hahah.

    I'm hoping this isn't too close to the real release, as Firegold21 mentioned, it looks really clunky and allround not very comfortable.
    02-17-2017 09:58 AM
  6. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    That's also true @Firegold21 , it might be just another lie maybe someone seeking some followers in any social media, but due there is no official answer from Magic Leap, looks like it can be something real.
    02-17-2017 05:56 PM
  7. Cale Hunt's Avatar
    Spoiler: That proto-photo was staged. Spoiler 2: The actual product is far along and doesn't look anything like that. At least that's what an optimist would say.
    02-21-2017 08:43 AM
  8. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Spoiler: That proto-photo was staged. Spoiler 2: The actual product is far along and doesn't look anything like that. At least that's what an optimist would say.
    I like your attitude!

    But come'on man, more spoilers with photo and video
    02-21-2017 05:05 PM
  9. EgoAnt's Avatar
    I heard that Magic Leap uses a new light field technology that requires a lot of processing power. Seeing this backpack is actually kind of comforting for me, since the last I heard they needed a VERY beefy machine to get Leap running.
    02-22-2017 09:49 AM
  10. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I heard that Magic Leap uses a new light field technology that requires a lot of processing power. Seeing this backpack is actually kind of comforting for me, since the last I heard they needed a VERY beefy machine to get Leap running.
    Maybe it's just for the user interface only, I see some cables in the bottom of the backpack I guess going to the process area.

    It's one of the things that when comes out you don't know if you will be happy or sad, too many expectations about it.
    02-23-2017 07:29 AM
  11. Wtfriday's Avatar
    Not even close to hololens.
    04-09-2017 09:45 AM
  12. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Not even close to hololens.
    Well I supposes to be different than HoloLens, but so far I think they don't have the thing ready to test it or even show it.
    04-10-2017 06:10 PM
  13. bortovic's Avatar
    it is just a prototype. the video seems to be very promising but i dont know how hard people will addapt, given that there is no feedback when u touch something.
    07-14-2017 04:04 PM
  14. Sim_8_3's Avatar
    I don't think I would be considering this any time soon till they lose that Proton Pack lol
    JacMa Shortbeard likes this.
    07-16-2017 10:24 PM
  15. badelhas's Avatar
    This need a Magic Leap...of faith to work
    JacMa Shortbeard likes this.
    07-31-2017 04:36 PM
  16. JacMa Shortbeard's Avatar
    Looks like a while until this will be available, but very cool nonetheless!
    08-04-2017 10:59 PM
  17. beserk_hobo's Avatar
    Wow this looks like it could be awesome, cant wait to try a demo.
    08-10-2017 02:06 AM
  18. luisftw's Avatar
    pretty interesting just may take a while to finally distribute this
    08-18-2017 03:28 PM
  19. badelhas's Avatar
    pretty interesting just may take a while to finally distribute this
    It's been a while already...
    08-18-2017 03:55 PM

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