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cgod  ·  720 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Magic Leap, having raised $1.9 billion, finally shows off their first product

For some reason German tourist come to Portland and ride around in fleets of segways.





kleinbl00  ·  720 days ago  ·  link  ·  

They do the same in LA. They do the same in Seattle. They do the same in San Fran. They're black, and they're all wearing black bicycle helmets, and they're always in the way.

I want to go back 16 years and say "Ginger is fat dorks in bicycle helmets that don't speak English riding around your tourist districts clogging up the sidewalks."

cgod  ·  720 days ago  ·  link  ·  

At least someone is getting joy out of that revolutionary transportation device!

For real, I'd like to try one but I wouldn't want my friends to see me on it.

I think when prices come down on AR glasses they'll become pretty common in the home. They'll be like the Wii that I just dug out of the basement to fuck around with. It seems the light of day every few years and than gets packed away again.

kleinbl00  ·  720 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think they're like $40 an hour to rent, dude, and I'll bet none of your friends would recognize you.

Google Cardboard is like $20 and nobody cares. VR is a solution looking for a problem and always will be; it takes as its basis of understanding that humans perceive depth perception through binocular vision and we don't. we just don't. Binocular vision gives you depth perception up to the point where two-three inches of parallax accomplishes something; beyond that it's all relational and synthetic from head position.

VR has no effective solution to motion parallax and never will.