Humans have always been rather keen on exploring a reality beyond their own. Virtual Reality has been so intricately imagined for so long, its availability to common man honestly seems a bit overdue. And companies are now working furiously to bring out gizmos that will make our inner SciFi geek jump up with joy. Yaay!
Tech giants have invested heavily in their VR departments, with headsets and developer kits already out on the market – Google Cardboard, Facebook’s Oculus Rift, Microsoft HoloLens, HTC Vive – to name a few. But there’s a tech startup that’s been working on something that transcends anything you’ve ever seen – be it real or virtual!
Magic Leap is a California-based startup that likes to work (mostly in secret) on blurring the line between what’s real and what’s not. Google was one of the first to invest in them, and several others followed suit. To date, investors have funneled a whopping $1.4 billion into it.
That astounding sum is especially noteworthy because Magic Leap has not released a beta version of its product, not even to developers. Aside from potential investors and advisers, few people have been allowed to see the gear in action.
So what exactly do they use all that money for? Brace yourselves and watch the video, this is guaranteed to blow your mind!
What did we tell you? Jaw-droppingly cool, isn’t it? The folks over at WIRED did an awesome exclusive with founder Rony Abovitz and his team at this futuristic company, read more about that here. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think of Magic Leap’s incredible new technology.