A Glimpse Of The Future Through An Augmented Reality Headset

from TED

What if technology could connect us more deeply with our surroundings instead of distracting us from the real world? With the Meta 2, an augmented reality headset that makes it possible for users to see, grab and move holograms just like physical objects, Meron Gribetz hopes to extend our senses through a more natural machine. Join Gribetz as he takes the TED stage to demonstrate the reality-shifting Meta 2 for the first time.

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  1. This presentation presented the starting point for the augmented reality overlapping the real world industry. I think the presenter had great sales techniques and presentation skills throughout his Ted Talk. When watching his presentation, my mind was racing with possibilities of uses for this type of technology such as surgeries, collaborating on projects, and more. I think this type of technology will greatly impact the future of collaborative work and is a true ‘game-changer’ within the technological field. This presentation was made in 2016 which inevitably prompted me to do research on the company and where it is currently, and this is where things got interesting.

    What I found was that the company went bankrupt ! This company was unable to raise enough capital to spur substantial growth and development of the product fast enough. With weak growth, foreclosure was finally filed by the lienholder. The lienholder sold the Meta company’s assets (including Meta 2) to an unknown company. Meta company was one of the first companies to develop a truly interaction-able holographic virtual reality system. With the company closing its doors in early January 2019, competitors have jumped on the innovative idea and created ground-breaking results. For example, Microsoft has created their own version of the Meta 2, named HoloLens, which has paralleled concepts as the Meta did. Another competitor jumping on the creative idea of holographic virtual reality in Magic Leap . With multiple companies racing to develop these technologies as well as looking to further expand the applicable fields in which this technology can be used , this is an industry which will be interesting to follow.

    HoloLens- https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/hololens/hardware

    Bankruptcy Article – https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/18/18187315/meta-vision-ar-headset-company-asset-sale-unknown-buyer-insolvent

    MagicLeap- https://www.magicleap.com/

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