Magic Leap’s Mica at GDC 2019

Imagine the future…

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I think this is the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen.

Exhibit A:

A good demo of the unreal engine I guess, that’s all I got…

I think the Unreal Star Wars test from GDC 2018 was a better demo of the engine.

I mean it’s all good futurists stuff, and must be fun to work on. Magic Leap does have a bit of a credibility problem, in that their promises were always so grand but the execution pretty blah…

I don’t even know who Magic Leap are or what they do outside of this, so all I can say is unless they’re trying to make an AI of a hot anime girl do something more groundbreaking, most everyone is going to shrug their shoulders at this. I get that the idea is there, but at the moment it looked pretty empty.

Reminds me of this from 2009. Showing the true power of AI and the Kinect!

All fake (as was discovered afterwards), but they promised more or less exactly the same things as today.

Funny that you should mention that…

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I get the distinct impression that some are missing exactly what this is demonstrating

Is it this, from Mica herself?

I will educate with heroic optimism and vision, making your canons bigger, unearthing the stories history hides. I want to connect you with culture and democratize learning.

Our augmented reality future. Frightening? Never happen? Inevitable?

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I think AR will make it some day, and it’s a really interesting area. The Google Glass thing was a bit of a learning curve on what ‘gargoyle’s’ (Snowcrash!) will put up with. The Apple AR stuff is actually pretty good already.

Magic Leap just seems a bit of a scam company, but the whole area is exciting.

I dunno, been following them for years. I like them, but I’m the eternal optimist.
Kind of like Star Citizen

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LOL I was kinda picturing the same innuendo.

From the I am Mica page…

I will educate with heroic optimism and vision, making your canons bigger, unearthing the stories history hides. I want to connect you with culture and democratize learning.

…sounds pretty much like Soviet propaganda from the Cold War…they just need to add a word or two about the Worker’s Paradise. I’m going to take a hard pass on this.

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Maybe ‘scam’ is the wrong word, as I don’t really mean it that harsh - perhaps ‘Hype-based’. The Peter Molyneux’s, Chris Roberts’ and Sean Murray’s of this world seem to create this enormous stir with these amazing claims up-front, then proceed to raise money/interest, and then it always seems to fade away once the actual thing ships, if it ships at all. The world needs dreamers, but there’s a limit of how many times that ride can be ridden.

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