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Rogan's interview with Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk reached 25 million views, and his regular videos reach between 1 and 5 million views, making this latest video probably the biggest mainstream discussion on the technical aspects of AR and VR.  This conversation is particularly important as Facebook, the parent company of Oculus, has repeatedly stated that it works on AR Smartglasses, but based on its comments, Carmack seems to focus on VR, and AR is referring to its short-term view in the background.
"In Bez On Augmented Reality, we all buy this vision of the future of a world in which you have something that feels like a pair of sunglasses that you put on, and you can retrieve all your information, and maybe it turns into a virtual experience. There are still fundamentally unsolved screen technology issues to do the magic thing we really would do as all of this, "Carmack said, answering a question about Oculus Quests Guardian's viewing mode (see picture below), which may be in the future becomes a complete portable solution for AR.
The Guardian system outlines the scope for the Oculus Quest and releases the At the same time, take a look at the outside world. Oculus Image
"What you saw in the Oculus Quest when you saw through the world (black and white Guardian look through mode), obviously it's low-dissolved, it's low, it's not good, but we could fix it all, "said Carmack.
"You could say: Let's have high-resolution colors, high refresh rates, and you could do what we do I'd rather be a pass-through than a transparent augmented reality And we could build that technology up quite a bit and do it pretty well, but then it depends: what do we expect from the user story? "If you had that kind of thing, would you wear that boxy thing out in the world? Go by bus and do different things. We have a bit of a hard time seeing the socially acceptable way you walk around. "I'm going through your life with a kind of shoe box on my head."
This comment seems to be in the face of all the discussions at Oculus events in In recent years, during which the company has reviewed its research, vote focused on upcoming AR Smartglasses. Whether Carmack's comment indicates that Facebook AR Smartglasses are further away than we think, or that he's simply not directly involved in this area of Facebook research, he still has much to say on the subject.
"When we come down to the point of wearing swimming goggles or skinny goggles that make up about half or one quarter the volume of what we have here [with Oculus Quest] that would be something I want to wear it for a longer period of time. I tend to no, but we have not built it yet so we do not know it yet, "Carmack said.
"And there is the question of what you want to do with it in the augmented reality world, people make these interesting little demos in which we have depicted the world in this incredible detail [and now] that we [19459044WecansimulateallthisisnotitcoolorwecanwrapyourworldaroundasBilboBagginsHobbitHoleorsomethingI'mskepticalofthebroadbenefitsofmanyofthesethings"
Carmack delves into the world the mobile AR experiences for iOS and Android.
"Nowadays, there are a lot of AR apps that you can download on your phone, you can hold up your phone and look at things, and interesting little things happen," said Carmack. "
Pokémon GO is an interesting thing that actually makes more sense, and the Augmented Reality page is very small, but the things that actually enrich the world I have not seen anything I've seen." These are interesting technologies, but I still bet more on the extensive experience. "
Ok, so we know what Carmack thinks about mobile AR and the prospect of future AR wearables, but what about the very real and very useful AR Wearables of today? Well, there Carmack has his first real try Magic Leap
"The problem with Magic Leap was … a lot of augmented reality videos where you find things that were created synthetically and it's not really what the product does, and they sell the actual capabilities, "said Carmack." And that's a slippery slope. You want to sell your vision in some way and very rarely show exactly what the product does. But they did show something that made people think it was a lot more than it actually was. " This last comment seems a bit dated and a bit unfair to Magic Leap, as it was nearly five years ago New apps from the company show significantly enhanced graphics and interface interactions, but it is true that some of the promises that Magic Leap made in my early discussions with the company in 2015 failed to come to market
Despite this, Carmack sees the benefits of high-end AR devices like the HoloLens even though he does not sound like a big fan of Microsoft's device.
" Even before Magic Leap, Microsoft sold the HoloLens for a few years and it turned out that they were in one It's true that corporate applications have real success in training and people who enjoy working on jet engines and other things, "Carmack said.
"It's an expensive product, it costs thousands of dollars for these things, you will not spend it to get a pretty narrow field of view, it's not a great gaming experience, you have a few things you can do with it but if it's something that helps you do your job, and you're a high-paying specialist or something, then it's a tool that has value there. That's the state we're in with AR today There are some devices that have a legitimate value, but basically they are socket wrenches, they are a tool that you get when you need to get a job done. "
Of course, there are a number of AR industries Players who disagree with Carmack and point out that his mobile VR mission has tarnished his vision. Still, it's worth exploring what a high-level technology expert like Carmack – who has consistently delivered true, successful products and who it is in contact with who needs to win consumers over – needs to be told when it comes to the evolving story of AR goes.
Oculus details possible future AR Smartglasses. Image about Oculus
"The world in which we want to be
is something you wear and that is essentially a part of you .I want something that makes me get out of bed and instead of taking my normal translucent eyeglasses, I take my augmented reality glasses and do something useful for 16 hours, two hours is not enough, "said Carmack.
"There are some companies that made things that [in a] sunglasses form factor that can do a few trivial things with the display, but the battery runs out very quickly, but you want something that you use all day long Something that is as automatic as … [in the way that] Mobile phones are currently an extension of our power.The fact that we can look it up super fast … if you have that ability [with future AR smartglasses] and it does not even mean that you can turn off your phone I need to pull the bag if you can only access information by … maybe even just thinking about it. "
I want something that makes me roll out of bed, and instead of taking my normal translucent glasses, I take my augmented Reality Glasses and then do something useful for 16 hours. Two hours are not enough.  – John Carmack
It may sound to the casual viewer as if Carmack was talking about science fiction, but he is not. Both the Facebook research team and founders such as Elon Musk are already working on the brain interface solutions that are likely to be widely used in the next 10-20 years.
"It's working seriously at the interfaces between brain and computer, you can imagine having those glasses, and even if it was all it did, it was to zoom in. Let's just say it was one Super vision: If you had the ability to simply think, "zoom", and it would zoom in for something, that would be a product right there, "said Carmack.
"It could grow into this extended world and annotate everything, but I believe in giving you a new power, giving you a new physical ability, it has to be ultra-intuitive, I mean, maybe there's something where [you’re just] is tapped on your wrist, or a super, super-fast, low-latency interaction. [The] Ideal would be something like [a] brain-computer interface – maybe it's an eye-catcher or even a click of your teeth. If only it had become so natural that you turn your head to look at something, [and] if you only make this [future interface] thing and enlarge it, [and] you get more information, that would be quite magical, that feeling Increased Human Ability. "
If you're a VR enthusiast, anything Carmack says is great news – VR is getting cheaper, better, and more mobile. But if you're knee-deep in AR you know that things are going so fast that even the best technologists are likely to have some blind spots in relation to the evolving story of AR Carmack: His close focus on VR within the walls of Facebooks Oculus probably influences his view of the state of AR. If you're an AR founder, Carmack's comments probably gave you just a bit of rocket fuel. In the tech world, it may be too hard to get anyone to say anything. Anytime someone is ready to prove the opposite. The fun is to see who is right.
In the following video, you can follow the entire conversation in which Carmack also talks about commercial space missions, artificial intelligence, and his meetings with Elon Musk.