What might we each be able to achieve if we are willing to see things differently? My colleague Anna Bowness-Park from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is a regular contributor to the Vancouver Courier and wrote a thoughtful article on this topic. Anna writes:
Reality or fiction? A popular viral video is making its way around social media. A humpback whale leaps dramatically up through a gym floor, where scores of children stand watching and gasping enthusiastically as it makes a huge splash when it comes back down and hits the floor, which becomes the ocean. Reality? Of course not!
Magic Leap, a new company that is making its own waves within the virtual reality industry, created this dramatic image. Commenting on the video, the tech division of media site Newsie explains that the technology is a “dynamic digitalized light field signal” which merges lifelike, computer generated images – like the whale – with what the user sees in the real world. It’s called “Augmented Reality”. It involves a wearable projector that tracks the users eyes – like Google glass, but actually works like it’s supposed to.
Read more from Anna Bowness-Park’s blog.