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Behold your nerd future

Post by muthafunky » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:43 pm

Magic Leap finally shows off their hardware. Super nerdy looking, even if the concept will be ubiquitous in a few years..

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Post by Agent009 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:56 pm

I bit, googled magic leap, and found this at the top..... (edit to add... i actually googled ' magic leap f ' on a bad cut and past... lol)

Magic Leap blows our mind with its incredible technology... that still doesn't f**king exist
Here's what $6bn of vaporware looks like


It has kept everyone waiting but Magic Leap has finally revealed that… there are still publications stupid enough to keep printing its bullshit.

This time around it is the desperate-to-please tech arm of Rolling Stone, Glixel. Glixel shuttered its San Francisco office earlier this year: a loss for tech journalism but a golden opportunity for Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz.

To recap: the augmented reality startup has received nearly $2bn in funding over four years, values itself at $6bn, and has yet to produce anything but fake technology.

First, there was the faked whale video – in which a full-size virtual whale leapt out of a gym floor – that everyone, including mainstream TV news outlets, covered in great detail. It never happened.

Then there was the fake robot shoot-em-up game. Then the fake planets revolving around a desk video. It turned out that rather than reflect Magic Leap's technology, the over-funded upstart simply paid huge sums of cash to a biz that does Hollywood special effects to make it all look real.

As the money well dried up, Abovitz persistently failed to turn his vision into reality, and so the showman continued to exploit tech journalism's weakness – its desire for the Next Big Thing – to get scribes to report his failure as a secret project just about to come good.

In a circle-jerk most clearly demonstrated with blood-testing disaster Theranos, the hype fed the money which fed the hype which fed the money. Yet, we still have nothing but glowing news clippings of a fantasy technology.


The article is quite brutal.... I do like the term 'vaporware'......

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/12/20/magic_leap/
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Post by grecian » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:14 pm

He looks like Craig David on a Wednesday after wiping his Knob on the curtains on a Tuesday....

Total Cunt...

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Post by muthafunky » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:02 pm

Magic Leap has gotten a lot of flack for promising so much and never delivering, would be a coup if they shipped in 2018 ahead of hololens. Still like super nerdy.

Surprised you haven’t heard of vapor ware, it’s an old term.

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