Magic Leap Talks About Their Mixed Reality Lightfield, Stay As Ambiguous as Possible
Using the most Delphian approach of telling us what they are working on, Magic Leap took to their official website to discuss the Mixed Reality Lightfield technology that they have so heavily funded ($794 million!) that it is hard to ignore it although we know almost nothing about it, except that it will be a lightweight wearable system.
The CEO of Magic Leap, Rony Abovitz referred to their secretive product that is currently in the works but in a completely different way than you would expect. The blogpost, titled “atoms not included” is so unclear that you only make out the meaning of that title after you have read through the rest of it.
However, it does give you an idea of what the technology, and the related product’s core ideology is going to be – and it is definitely a new approach.
So he tells us that the Mixed Reality Lightfield technology will “produce a Digital Lightfield – a living river of light sculpture, which can transmit to you the feelings of magic and experience and presence” and that it follows the rules of a human being i.e. our physiology, eyes and brains as well as the rules of nature and biology.
He calls it the future computing platform and they are are “science-ing the heck out of it;” sadly, without telling us any of the technical details.
While the intention of the whole post was to stay ambiguous (that much was apparent) the gist of the matter can be seen in one of the paragraphs that Abovitz kept for the end. In their own words, they want their product (whatever it will be) to help humans achieve the very best of human experiences:
The parts that transcend atoms, the parts that make us thinking and feeling people; this is the most important part of our collective, creative future. Computing that bends to people’s needs, computing that makes us smarter, that allows us in all ways to have a better and more complete human experience, one of communication and sharing and enjoying. This is what we are working hard to achieve, an ideal which becomes a life’s work – what we all at Magic Leap hope can be understood in each step we take on this journey.
We are working hard to deliver the very best parts to you, atoms not included.
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