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Life Is But a Dream: Google Is Creating a Mixed Virtual AND Augmented Reality Headset

The question is, what happens if the line between reality and “augmented” virtual reality becomes too blurred?

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Life Is But a Dream: Google Is Creating a Mixed Virtual AND Augmented Reality Headset



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Pretty soon when people “check out”… they’ll really be able to check out. The question is, what happens if the line between reality and “augmented” virtual reality becomes too blurred?

Via The Verge:

According to sources who spoke with Engadget, the company is moving ahead with a dedicated headset that won’t require the use of a mobile phone or computer to function. Engadget says while the headset has a screen, its feature may lean more on augmented reality. It’s not clear what that would look like yet, but it could mean the device is closer to Microsoft’s HoloLens than something like the Oculus Rift. According to Recode, the original device had been designed to compete with other standalone gaming VR devices, but noted that the company had other hardware projects in development.

Google already has some ambitious plans for virtual reality. Earlier this year, it unveiled Project Daydream, an Android-powered VR platform that built on the successes of Google Cardboard. But the company’s long-term plans will move beyond Android-powered experiences to include more substantial hardware, according to Engadget.

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