The Lightwear glasses make digital objects sometimes look so real
that they play tricks on your mind. I certainly didn’t think the
flying robot I placed in the corner was genuine, yet the steam
coming out of his jets looked like it was from a tea kettle.
During one demo, I picked up an actual chess piece just to confirm
it wasn’t another illusion.
What makes Magic Leap’s objects so believable is how they fit into
our world. Cameras and other sensors in the headset scan
surrounding objects and surfaces — from your arms to the chair’s
armrest. When I placed a virtual orange fish between two actual
couch pillows, it swam back and forth between them.
Fun video, too (as usual).