It has been a long time since Meta announced that it was working on a mixed reality device , which has gone through phases of virtual reality and augmented reality, as we told you in Urban Tecno. The North American company is clear about the path it wants to follow and the technology that it believes will revolutionize the coming decades . The Cambria Project is the central pillar on which the future Meta will be based and we have already been able to see Mark testing the benefits of the new device.
A double announcement and some features of the new mixed reality glasses are what Meta shows us for the moment
The unknowns are still present, at least most of them, but at last we can see the CEO of Meta use the new mixed reality device , under the name of Project Cambria. The first big difference with the current Meta Quest 2 is that the transparency mode no longer shows reality in black and white, but instead seems to show us the environment with almost the same definition as if we weren’t wearing the glasses. In addition, as is the case today, the device can only be handled with the hands , which will also have a better definition.
Mark gives us a preview of Project Cambria and its mixed reality capabilities 👀 pic.twitter.com/iCMGwcaIim
— Meta Quest (@MetaQuestVR) May 12, 2022
The utilities, applications or games that have been shown in the tweet that we show you on these lines range from having your own digital pet to play with, for example, to throwing the ball. We can also see how you go from a real environment to a virtual environment with a simple gesture or how you can manage the windows of the software , in the way you would on your computer, being able to take notes in reality, while your eyes see a screen that does not exist beyond the glasses.
The user will also be able to train with the device, being able to see their teacher in front of them, invoked as if it were a Star Wars hologram , in what Meta has called the Platform of Presence . It seems that these glasses will need even more time to test, but Mark Zuckerberg assures in the video that current users of Meta Quest 2 will be able to test some of its benefits through the App Lab platform , which is a kind of test laboratory for virtual applications.
Meta goes one step further in the video that has been uploaded to YouTube and shows how color will be a basic element to give greater realism to its new mixed reality glasses. The user of the video has the possibility of fishing in her own living room, answering in a virtual telephone booth or playing a virtual game of chess against a friend’s avatar. The reality, never better said, is that there are still many elements to be polished , in the video itself you can see small programming errors that detract from the realism of the scenes, but this is a giant step on the way to Metaverse.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.