Magic Leap, an augmented reality company that recently secured over half a billion dollars in a round of funding lead by Google, has just released a concept video showing off its technology for the first time.
The video, titled "Just another day in the office of Magic Leap," clocks in at just over a minute and a half and starts out with the user manipulating a couple of holograms showing off YouTube and Gmail, respectively. Before long, however, the user picks up a laser gun and quickly delves into an all-out brawl with some virtual reality robots around his office.
The video definitely makes for an fun watch, but what's more interesting is that this is the first time we've seen gotten a glimpse of what Magic Leap has been working on. As previously mentioned, Google lead a $542 million funding round last October, but the company has remained relatively silent on what it's working on so far. Based off of the video, the technology looks similar to Microsoft's recently-announced Hololens project that also augments the world around the user, overlaying games and applications onto the real world. It will be interesting to see where this technology goes, and we'll hopefully hear more specifics on what Magic Leap is cooking up in the coming months.