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For $3,000, Meta’s augmented reality glasses provide a look at the future

By December 17, 2013Newswires

By Signe Brewster

SUMMARY: With the MetaPro glasses, you can watch a movie, play an interactive tabletop game or interact with the real world in totally new ways.

The promise of augmented reality is the physical and virtual world blending seamlessly, responding to each other in an intelligent way.

I got my most convincing glimpse yet of that promise when I donned a pair of Palo Alto startup Meta’s augmented reality glasses Monday. A virtual sun with a bubble at its center floated near the edge of my vision. I reached out and popped it, prompting a real lamp sitting in front of me to turn on. Another pop and the lamp turned off.

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