Magic Leap: Violence…With Love

Given all the excitement and hype around Magic Leap these days, I think this article by my friend Jeff is priceless.

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If you follow news on Augmented Reality, you may have already seen this video by Magic Leap:

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It simulates what you would see if you were looking at your office through augmented reality glasses while killing robots that are trying to attack you. At one point near the end of the video, blood is splattered onto the augmented reality glasses. Man, that sucks: those glasses are probably very expensive.
jw_glassesQuestion: do robots spurt blood when they are shot? Probably not – I guess the blood is coming from the eyeballs of the guy wearing the glasses.

To put it all into perspective, here’s a quote from the company blog, written on Valentine’s Day:

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“What does love have to do with a technology company? Everything. At least for us here at Magic Leap. Our whole company is based on it. It starts with a love for people in general – wanting to bring joy and…

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