Is this the future of augmented reality?

March 22, 2015

Augmented reality start-up Magic Leap has released a mind-boggling video that dramatically dissolves the boundary between real and virtual. In the video, we look from the user’s POV as he manipulates virtual objects — such as a monitor playing a YouTube video and a rolodex — in the air with his fingers, Minority Report-style. He then picks up a real toy ray gun and plays a shooter video game, zapping virtual robots projected onto the real world.

It’s unclear whether the video is actual footage from an unannounced future augmented-reality product or a concept demo. But Magic Leap raised $542 million funding last October from investors led by Google, so we can probably expect some form of augmented magic soon.

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