Microsoft's hololens ar glasses can enhance reality, but they are huge; magic leap can overlay 3D images on real-world objects, but they are much heavier than ordinary glasses. Imagine achieving the same effect, but a pair of contact lenses. How would you feel? Mojo vision, a start-up from Silicon Valley, has just received $50 million in funding to develop an invisible computing, an attempt to develop the "contact lens.".
The company claims that invisible computing enables users to get any information they want at a glance, and to contact others anytime, anywhere. "We will let you see a new world and free your hands." The company said on its website, but mojo vision did not disclose more information about its products.
Current ar devices are limited by their size, such as Microsoft's hololens or magic leap one, bulky devices that cover the head, or a pair of large glasses that put in front of your eyes. Digital enthusiasts say the device will eventually become smaller and lighter, but it will take time. Magic leap was founded in 2011, and released its developer version of magic leap one in August this year. It said it was developing a consumer version, but it may take one to two years before the official release.
"In the next 10 years, AR's shape will become smaller and smaller," Facebook CEO Zuckerberg said at a meeting two years ago. "What we will see in the end is something like ordinary glasses."
Microsoft and magic leap have devices that cost as much as $5000 and $2295 respectively, both of which allow information to be overlaid in the real world. This technology is called augmented reality (AR) or hybrid reality (MR). You can play online at the coffee table, or read e-mail while watching children play.
Ben bajarin, an analyst at creative strategies, said: "our goal is to stop looking at mobile phones and computer screens when you need information on your computer." At present, the technology has attracted billions of dollars of investment, and magic leap has raised more than 2.3 billion dollars since its establishment. According to Superdata, investment in related products will grow nearly 50% this year to US $427.1 million, and will leap to US $644.6 million next year.