WSJ's Joanna Stern Test Drives Magic Leap's Augmented-Reality Goggles

WSJ's Joanna Stern tests Magic Leap’s One Creator Edition headset to chase virtual dinosaurs and other objects.

Magic Leap’s Augmented-Reality Goggles show the real world but also 3-D floating objects. One might see floating dinosaurs, space aliens or a miniature Lebron James playing basketball on your dining room table.

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Her conclusion: "The $2,300 headset is nowhere near ready for the masses, not in substance nor style."

I have not seen these goggles but her statement is easy to agree with.

For the first 5 to 15 minutes these things would be very fun. Then what? After at most a half hour one would probably be sick of it. At least I would.

How long could you watch floating jellyfish in your room or dinosaurs dancing on your kitchen table.

There may be an educational use for these goggles, but as entertainment one would quickly grow tired of this $2,300 toy.

One educational use I envision is for a person to look at an object and the the software will show a translation and related objects translated as well: You are looking at a chair. Two chairs and a table, etc., in varying languages.

Add voice, say "plane" and the software will have planes and helicopters flying at you, with the translated words floating around as well.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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caradoc-again
caradoc-again

Might they help the dyslexic if there was a way to compensate for what they see vs the written word?

caradoc-again
caradoc-again

I suspect there will be some medical uses, but not necessarily mass adoption for quite a while. Gaming perhaps.

Mike Mish Shedlock
Mike Mish Shedlock

Editor

Education - Especially, language "You are looking at a chair" "two chairs" "Two chairs and a table" In varying languages

Bernie
Bernie

Could be very useful for the next elections for the SJW : Desperate to see your leftist candidate winning ? You now have the solution.... Dreams are better than reality isn't it?

pgp
pgp

I suspect LSD is better value for money...

Nevertheless, imagine a world filled with 3D goggle wearers drifting through a rose colored world distracted and controlled by the happy images google and the big media companies paint..... hang on a second.... isn't that what we have now??

Grumblenose
Grumblenose

Great for porn

KidHorn
KidHorn

How is this any different from watching a 3D movie?