I have a question...
Will Magic Leap stickers be provided?
After years of promises, augmented-reality hype-machine Magic Leap finally revealed its hardware… in the most bizarre way imaginable. The American upstart promised a "closer look" at its Magic Leap One headset earlier this week, raising hopes that it would actually demonstrate a technology that it has been talking about in …
It's a type or pyramid scheme. Those that bought in early know it's garbage but need to promote it to get more people to invest in the hope the original investors will escape with something.
I'd expect in 2020 2yr late a mediocre product to emerge whoch will be vastly inferior to the Occulous or Hololens of the same day. It'll sell nothing and company will fold.
...is how someone can sit in front of the camera and lie/mislead so easily.
You must be desperate for a pay cheque to be able to sit there and talk bollocks, knowing you're talking bollocks but feel nothing.
Or maybe that's it. You just feel nothing so don't care what you say. Don't care if its misleading or not, as long as you get paid.
The Q&A was funny though. As they made questions up, reading the comments about the made up questions was funny. Well if you're going to continue trying to sell made up tech, of course you're also going to make up questions that were never asked.
Zuck did it for 10 hours.... Plus his chief-chimps did it for many more! Silly 'con' valley is saturated with scammers / con artists:
There are two kinds of lies:
1 - Lies about things that actually matter to peoples lives and health
2 - Lies about things that matter not one jot to anyone on earth.
The case in point is #2. No one is being hurt here other than those with too much money to start with and their hurt barely even bumps the needle off the stop. I'd be quite happy to take that money and lie. Have to be a fucking lot of money though. I'd still be able to sleep.
"This is not one we do all of our experiences on because I wanted to make sure I didn't show you one too beat up," she explained
What are they doing to those poor testers? How "beat up" is "too beat up"? Does it make people want to bang their heads against a wall? The amount of beat-upness of a headset aftert testing should be zero. This is more embarassing than coming on stage and just announcing "look, to be honest the product's still more than a bit shit". Much credit to the troll army in this circumstance for top entertainment Still laughing at "does it come with the stand?".....
I'm reading Bad Blood (about Theranos) and it strikes me how far people went to convince themselves not to notice that Theranos was a scam.
And that's what this sounds like, too. They refuse to answer reasonable questions. That's usually because they know the real answer is worse than you can imagine.
When you can get US$700 million in
fools' investors' money, and be valued at 9 BEEELION without producing anything but hot air... well, I damn well understand how people can be so ready to drink their own Kool-Aid.
Not that I justify their actions, but the market of venture capitalist *dying* to shove their money into any hare-brained half-idea they find is just too tempting
probably much of the thread
>Don't get too swept up in the hype
It's amazing how the local commentards and they are weaving different orbits but _they_ liked it well enough. Ditto things at the F35 threads @ http://www.f-16.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=65&sid=6d3e4dae899c203cec066ac81376bced
It's almost a reverse Dunning-Kruger effect in both cases, with experts vs the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisdom_of_the_crowd.
Popcorn's waiting! and mind the
"Given how long this has been going on does it have competitors?"
Not sure if there are any other's out there that are as much smoke and mirrors as these grade school graduates, but there are a few REAL competitors shipping product.
Included in that list would be:
Microsoft - Hololens
Meta - Models 1 and 2 (I actually have the original dev version)
DreamWorld - Dreamglass (Have actually seen them demo the gear) and it ships this month
Magic Leap should just take a leap into the great beyond and call it a day.
While I'm hugely skeptical of how close they are to actually releasing a working unit, saying that only people to try them out are "celebreties, etc." is hugely inaccurate.
In the words of well known analyst, Benedict Evans (now at a16z the VC company): "More
Magic Leap is one of only a handful of genuine 'holy shit I can't believe I'm seeing this' moments I've had as an adult. Previous was iPhone". https://twitter.com/benedictevans/status/807013260721426434?lang=en
This guy doesn't mince his words so if he's saying this, I'm genuinely looking forward to seeing the end-game. After hearing that Apple is also at least 2-3 years away from any release, and they've some of the best hardware designers in the business, I'm not surprised they're struggling to get even a Developer Unit out the door at present.
Yes. That's because you aren't.
So far everything they have ever shown is CGFX.
They had some really awesome displays in that UN office I saw on the telly a while back.
Think the documentary was called "The Expanse". They had spaceships and everything.
and yet, them people with money and them people with - you'd think - common sense - keep sending them money. But sir, do sit back and relax, we are not, I repeat, we are NOT going down. And this gravity pull you're suddenly feeling? Well, that's fake news my friend, FAKE NEWS. And no, what you see there, strapped to my back, is definitely NOT a designer parachute, nosir. And, by the way, buy buy...
I remember back in 2016 there were a few people saying this was a con but honestly I was taken in.
I never imagined Google who are one of their investors would be so blatantly taken in. I guess given the last round of funding just recently was the Saudi Crown prince then we shouldn't have been surprised. The maybe smart money is fleeing looking for anyone to buy it.
Is this a pump and dump scam.
I wonder how many of these VC managers and "journalists" were getting kickbacks. I also notice how the same websites that were promoting their funding rounds and faked videos now aren't reporting on this unveil.
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