Hyper Vision

The world’s hottest startup isn’t located in Silicon Valley—it’s in suburban Florida. Kevin Kelly explores what Magic Leap’s mind-bending technology tells us about the future of virtual reality.

How does it work?

Bending closer, I bring my face to within inches of it to inspect its tiny pipes and protruding armatures. I can see polishing swirls where the metallic surface was “milled.” When I raise a hand, it approaches and extends a glowing appendage to touch my fingertip. I reach out and move it around. I step back across the room to view it from afar.

All the while it hums and slowly rotates above a desk. It looks as real as the lamps and computer monitors around it. It’s not. I’m seeing all this through a synthetic-reality headset. Intellectually, I know this drone is an elaborate simulation, but as far as my eyes are concerned it’s really there, in that ordinary office.

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