Meta, the creator of an awesome augmented reality system, has started to take pre-orders for the $900 Meta 2 app designer kit. The AR domain is said to become a $100 billion industry in the next five years, according to technical consultants.
Until then, AR glasses will probably be so tiny and lightweight that people will not be capable to differentiate them from normal eye wear. Furthermore, they will act like additions of the human mind, as some experts believe.
The Meta project was created in 2012, and its founders began with their personal model utilizing Vuzix glasses with the Kinect motion-detecting system, totaling more than $10,000. Their initial Meta device that came out in 2014 was $675 and now the company has revealed the latest technological innovation, called Meta 2.
The gadget was presented at a recent TED meeting and it is obvious that these technologies have advanced a lot all this time. Meta 2 allows user interaction with its digital content, a function that the organization calls a cutting-edge feature in the industry of augmented reality.
Thanks to it, the wearer can touch, get and move these things in a natural way, similar to the actions in real life. The firm has competitors like Magic Leap, the Florida firm that has brought up $1.2 billion to develop its own AR glasses.
Some tech specialists called Meta’s latest device, the most innovative new gadget since Apple’s original Macintosh computer. Meta’s employees are developing an experience that combines the features of customer interface with the technology compatible with our mind.
This way, they are making “natural gadgets” that seem to additions of human capabilities rather than vice versa, according to the company. For instance, their hand movements do not depend on mouse clicks or control buttons, thereby keeping a natural feeling and connecting people in real time.
Meta is closely collaborating with designers to develop Meta 2 programs, which it wants to radically change the ways in which people work together, connect and interact with data or with each other. Specialists are also creating powerful market-specific apps for Meta’s system across a wide variety of sectors, such as medication, education or production.
They added that their organization has collected funds for its upcoming device, but they did not specify what this product will be.
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