Very hard to make a judgement without using the ML1 myself. I hate reporting on reporting. That said, if half of the reporting is true the device will be amazing. I have tremendous respect for what they’ve accomplished in So. Florida in only four years: a new optical system, new OS, a custom chip set and developer ecosystem. Pulling that off for even 2BN seems remarkable, given what MS, Apple and Google have spent on similar problems. Decades. Billions upon billions. One thing that does concern me is their apparent focus on games and entertainment over utility. If you follow their press releases it seems more like a game platform. Frankly, developments in AR coming so quickly I’m surprised we don’t hear more about ML and those solutions. Perhaps we will. Were I Abovitz, I’d be spending a lot more time with Amazon and Linkedin than game developers. The known unknowns are one of things that keeps me on the edge of my seat as I cover this unfolding story about nothing less than the future of mankind.

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AR/VR Consultant, Columnist, Author of the AR-enabled books “Metaverse, A Guide to VR & AR” (2018) & “Convergence” (2019). http://forbes.com/sites/charliefink

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