While this video is impressive, I’m still not ready to take the Magic Leap. At least not yet (close!). It’s important to remember that this is a vision of Magic Leap and not a direct camera through the lens example. This strikes me as more of a software demonstration than the hardware demonstration that everyone is really excited about. Look at the Vuforia technology which Qualcomm recently sold to PTC demonstrated below:
If you can view this video in 2D or grab a stereoscopic 3D display, you will see that Qualcomm showcased very similar ability of adding dynamic digital characters complete with shadows added to the real world in augmented reality. This isn’t anything new…at least not yet (or shown!).
The real demo will be the product in action with glasses you can see through. That’s the ultimate proof of concept everyone is excited about; myself included.