Wednesday in CE: Magic Leap Five-Year Plan Promises Live Holograms
Magic Leap has been making slow progress over the past few years, making their newest announcement a big deal. During an unveiling with NBA commissioner Adam Silver, the AR focused company wants to bring NBA content to their pair of glasses.
This is not a huge announcement on its own, but it will help build Magic Leap's reputation as more than just vaporware.
CEO Rony Abovitz has noted that the way of capturing video will quickly become the norm, allowing VR platforms like Magic Leap to thrive and hit the mainstream in a relatively short amount of time. In an interview with The Verge, Abovitz said that within “two to five years,” it will be technically possible for people wearing Magic Leap goggles to watch an NBA game (or other media) live, but in a holographic, interactive form.