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The XR Week Peek (2021.02.01): Facebook is very confident in Quest 2 sales, Valve is working on Neural Interfaces, and more!

The Ghost Howls

The 10M mark is a magic number to have a market big enough for AAA studios to enter and create amazing VR content, that in turn will attract more people to VR. Google makes Tilt Brush opensource. The bad news is that this means that Google has abandoned it.

Who Will Own the Metaverse?

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It’s been called the AR Cloud by many, the Magicverse by Magic Leap, the Mirrorworld by Wired, the Cyberverse by Huawei, Planet-scale AR by Niantic and Spatial Computing by academics. In his 1984 classic Neuromancer, characters entered a virtual reality world called “the matrix” (inspiration for the 1999 film of the same name by the Wachowskis). Augmented vision is commonplace in futuristic films, from Minority Report to Iron Man.

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The High-end VR Room of the Future Looks Like This

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Imagine the same touch and motion-based actions we’re used to on mobile phones, only happening in the air with our hands while we’re in VR. Future solutions will get rid of clunky wired headsets and move onto glasses that can project a high-definition image onto the eye, a la Magic Leap, and eventually contact lenses that contain tiny screens. Neural plugins: The Matrix (film). Total Recall (film). Avatar (film).

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The XR Week Peek (2020.03.23): Half-Life: Alyx launches, Oculus Del Mar leaked, PS5 revealed and more!

The Ghost Howls

I’ve used Google search to find all the pages with references to Del Mar in the Oculus website, and all the docs are identical to the previous versions. Google will delay the release of Chrome 81 , the one that should have included WebAR. Yes, Android, Google. Today is the day!