Marty McFly travels to Oct. 21, 2015 in “Back To The Future Part II” in order to help his kids. In a scene that depicted a family dinner 30 years in the future, both of Marty’s kids use head-mounted displays with phones integrated into them. The depiction is not too dissimilar from the phone-powered Gear VR or Google Cardboard.
Marty’s son complains he happened upon “The Atrocity Channel” inside the headset while impatiently asking for pizza to be shoved into his mouth. In our real-world 2015, children uprooted by war are the subject of a panoramic film The New York Times plans to debut when it distributes 1 million Google Cardboards to home delivery subscribers with the Nov. 7 issue. The movie was made in collaboration with VR production company VRSE.
To commemorate the “Back To The Future” date, design agency Positron and Tesla are releasing a panoramic video depicting a race between a DeLorean time machine and the Tesla Model S.
Google-backed startup Magic Leap posted a 1-minute video showing its technology and claiming it was "shot directly through Magic Leap technology...without the use of special effects or compositing." Senior Software Development Kit Director Paul Reynolds said what’s shown is “nothing special except a camera in place of human eyes.”
In the video, position tracking is not perfect, but you can see the light field rendering at work when the camera switches focus between the background and foreground, and the 3D objects respond appropriately. You can also see the robot at the beginning occluded by a real desk in the scene, similar to Microsoft’s recent Hololens demonstration in which robots were occluded by a physical couch. Also interesting to note is that the view of the real world is quite dim, which is also the approach Hololens uses to prevent the background from being visible through the rendered objects.