What Is Magic Leap And Why Should I Buy One? An Explanation By @Noah_A_S

Okay, people so I thought I’d do an explanation of what Magic Leap is and why it’s so important you buy one when they all come out with a product. So, If you landed here, you either wanted a link I put in the thread/medium post(after the fact) or you are a beginner to the idea of Magic Leap, Inc.

Also, on a personal note credit to some of this post goes to @thedigitalacid on Twitter.

Think of this as a particular kind of a road-guide or FAQ about ML (short for magic leap) without questions, but with answers. This is an in-depth look at the company. So without further adieu… let’s jump right into it. It’s just that this one particular company might be the future of computing, at least as told by WIRED and many others.

Including, but not limited to Forbes.

There is actually an unbelievable amount of focus on this startup and they’ve already become worth more than $6–8Billion in U.S.D.

As Told by Jessi Hempel on The Backchannel Team. As well becoming one of the top 5 vendors for educational in AR (but it’s actually MR or Mixed Reality).

It’s also based in Southern Florida, not silicon valley.

And it has an undisclosed amount known BIG TIME known investors,

as well as a huge pallet of other big-dog partners such as ILMxLab, as demoed below.

And Weta WorkShop, See the Twitter status, for confirmation. 😉

Weta are hard at work developing lot’s of key featured accessories for a game called Dr Grordbort’s Infallible Aether Oscillators: Where Science Meets Violence

Rare interview With Greg Broadmore

ready palyer The game that they at WetaWorkshop been developing for the last 3 years. Maybe longer. here’s a clip.

Magic Leap | Original Concept Video

io(Concept video not actual footage) They do have a twitter

and their CEO, founder and president is Rony Abovitz. One more thing of note,

which is the one: they are trying to perfect a fiber-scanning display. Maybe two things.

They also have at least a few public demos on their channel from their own YouTube page.

And quite a bit of fireside-chats with well put together presentations and fun looking demos off to the side, which may actually be considered the main course.

As well as Images:

“It’s time to ditch Skype and TeamSpeak. All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. Stop paying for TeamSpeak servers and hassling with Skype. Simplify your life.” — Discordapp

Join #MagicLeap :-)

Additionally, there are a few things like left to explain like is there one famous that tried Magic Leap? Yes.. Hideo Kojima.

Hideo Kojima Holding Weta Masterpiece

I bet you thought I was going to say Beyonce didn’t you?

Well, she did try it.. but she did not like her demo. but then again, that woman has 2 of everything. Actually, I’m not entirely sure that Mr. Kojima tried Magic Leap. Just that he was invited

to Weta Workshop to work on games with them. (probably) There are also these Immersion/Inspirsions from which the PDF Magic Leap’s marketing team put forth as ideas for designs for the UI.

The Aeon Project — Immersion / Inspiration
What if you could travel to exotic, far-away destinations while being stuck in traffic? The Aeon Project explores the possibility of augmented reality inside transport vehicles. 1st Prize at Imagina Awards 2011 — “Best Design and Communication”

In this video called ‘The Aeon Project’ focuses on an automated mechanic wherein the driver of a mysterious alien-looking vehicle learns he can use light fields to take him to faraway places, in the sky, for example, whilst being stuck in a traffic jam. The driver can also decorate the side of the road with thousand-year-old artifacts and buildings (data archived by Google) Thanks, Google!

“Sight” — Immersion / Inspiration

This one here called “Sight”, explores the idea of humans having the ability to do all the types things that Magic Leap could allow us, but without the glasses. it’s a more ‘human’ experience with just eyes.

· Floating and mapped interfaces · Site recognition · Pupil tracking as a means of navigation · Navigation of content

The Ringo Holographic Interface is looking more and cooler each time I look at it. It is something that allows the user to task manage productively with a ring around them for a sort of display out in the sun and beyond
It also allows a sort of map function for navigation by pointing a ‘Green Arrow’ (hope you caught the cultural reference) toward your destination at where you physically mean to be heading.

It also allows you to text with a life-size keyboard, just reach out and press your hand. As well as play ‘Pong’ and ‘Air Hockey’ on the ground! Watch the video and see. Go on, watch all of them you know want to…

It also allows a sort of map function for navigation by pointing a ‘Green Arrow’ (hope you caught the cultural reference) toward your destination at where you physically mean to be heading.

It also allows you to text with a life-size keyboard, just reach out and press your hand. As well as play ‘Pong’ and ‘Air Hockey’ on the ground! Watch the video and see. Go on, watch all of them you know want to…

Ringo Holographic InterFace — Immersion / Inspiration
Ringo — Holographic interface, round interface. a graduate project from ivan.tihienko@gmail.com from bezalel academy of visual communications. jerusalem. 2008

Here is the a page from Yanko Design that tells how 2D and 3D Objects / Displays get mapped to 2D surfaces of both real and virtual stature. It’s also used in site recognition as well as visualizing / manipulating virtual objects.

Mediating Medium-The Digital 3D — Immersion / Inspiration
· 2d and 3d objects/displays · Mapping to 2d surfaces (real and virtual) · Site recognition · Visualizing/manipulating virtual objects

As far as 3D storage and navigation of user space goes, a good visual representation of grouping by subject and/or color arrangement via ‘organic’ navigation style — see video below for reference; goes pretty well.

3d storage/navigation space · Visual grouping by subject and/or color · Organic navigation style

Organization of 2D icons and content with the Magic Leap One really should be simple though. And with all this mess going on organizing it just became simple, If my theories are correct, then all we need to do is upload a file to the cloud, like scan a file with a fax machine or hard copy to get a digital imprint of your hard copies. Upload to the cloud afterward wherein the embedded media is safe and sound on your Magic Leap One.

3D Organization Of 2D Content — Immersion / Inspiration
· 3d storage/navigation space · Visual grouping by subject and/or color · Organic navigation style

But, wait! “There’s more!” Okay, now I know I just sound like a paid announcement of sorts. But still, does that say “The Future of Firefighting”?

From a mapped interface spreading across the hands, layered content, to constant and always available, easily accessible, on demand, and in the corner of the user’s FOV. Alerts may also popup icon-style, video below. This new-age fire-fighting system is just that: new-age.

The Future Of Firefighting — immersion / Inspiration
· Hand mapped interface · Layered Content · Constant — always available, easy to access, corner of user’s FOV

Unfortunately, my dear readers, I could not find video on this last excerpt from our PDF, so I just left you a playlist abundant with the rest of the videos.

The ‘Radial Menu’ as it looks like it’s called, however appears to be an optional HUD interface with selectable items, scalable 3D virtual objects, as well as a floating 2D display.

Other Examples — Immersion / Inspiration
Full Playlist — Magic Leap Related

Magic Leap also opened up early beta access to developers earlier this year.

The portal looks like this:

As well, as have their Founder, CEO and President Rony Abovitz, tell the press that ‘Magic Leap is not that far away’ at eMergeAmerica’s 2017 Conference, where Mr. Abovitz also stated that the pricing would not be Kindle pricing but not unaffordable.

  • The tweets from eMerge Americas go as such:
  • Video footage:
  • Other Tweets:
  • News about the presentation and whether it will show up on YouTube
  • Link to Magic Leap’s YouTube Channel:

Full Presentation From eMmerge Americas:

Rony Abovitz at eMerge Americas 2017
Magic Leap, Looking to Support ANY Game Engine (Probably More News at GDC, March 20–23)

As a matter of fact, it turns out that:

“ML is working on shipping a consumer product while also exploring other collaborations like this (Cline has publicly said he’s had the demos). The logistics of a mass attendee venue performance with brand new tech, especially in a high volume scenario, are not trivial. However if those are managed it is a really good way to introduce the technology to the right demographic.”

As again /u/mugofpaul — Paul Reynolds, former Magic Leap senior technical director would have you know. ;)

Also, the fact, that there was the reveal if so revealing of the photonic-light field chip which led to the conclusion that they there was a ‘no pixel’ method being used to display images. As it was talked about multiple times here on Reddit. The ‘chip’ looks like this:

You do not have a key to open this portal. | Are portals even opened with keys? 
They definitely are not opened with passwords.
Rony Abovitz Displaying The Photonic Light-field Chip

Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz describes the lightfield chip as a “three dimensional wave… component that has very small structures in it, and they manage the flow of photons that ultimately create a digital light field signal.” Wired has photographed this mysterious chip, but Magic Leap is still refusing to detail exactly how it or the technology around it works. Magic Leap won’t even say whether its technology will be used in goggles or what they’ll look like. One employee describes Magic Leap as “like dreaming with your eyes open.”

It might also be worth mentioning that the source also misquoted him. he said “wafer-like” not “wave like”.

Sometime in December… | Everything Points to December….

sometime in December,

We are expecting some pretty big indicators

of something MAJOR to happen.

There are in fact plenty of indications of SOMETHING MAJOR happening in December. as well as one more thing and that’s this.

“An award-winning filmmaker is creating a movie thinfusewith virtual and augmented-reality And it’s called Magi”

Magic Leap has finally updated their website and it’s time for some news. first, let’s start with some important posts though. I’ll leave them in a google doc for you to sift through.

A Google Doc of important reddit topics on Magic Leap :-)
Behold The Future | Magic Leap