If you thought that the wave of cancellations and layoffs at Magic Leap was the beginning of the end for the company, think again. They've just announced their second headset, called Magic leap 2 AR. It's supposed to be more user-friendly, with a wider field of view and more realistic graphics. So far, they're keeping most of the details under wraps, but I'm excited to see what it can do.
Why is this important?
The Metaverse sounds fascinating and all that, but you probably won’t be too enthusiastic about it if you’d be forced to wear a clunky headset just to dive in. Fortunately, that won’t be the case soon. Although the term has become a rather controversial marketing buzzword only recently, the technologies that serve as the foundations for the Metaverse have been around for a much longer time. Virtual and augmented reality companies, in particular, have been trying to sell their ideas and products to consumers and enterprise customers long before Facebook decided to change its name. Neither VR nor AR, however, have really become that mainstream yet, mostly because of the bulky headgear they require you to wear, which is why Magic Leap’s second AR headset is making a big splash in more ways than one. When this kind of technology suddenly becomes exponentially better, smaller, cheaper, and more comfortable to wear the adoption rate will increase dramatically. Who knows we will soon have conference calls using AR with full-scale holograms projected right in front of you, remote working via the Metaverse suddenly becomes a lot more fun and more natural feeling.
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