Magic Leap Leaders Discuss Magic Leap 2 and Enterprise Potential at WSJ Festival
On the first day of the festival, Magic Leap’s CEO, Peggy Johnson, and CTO, Julie Larson-Green, joined WSJ’s Senior Personal Technology Columnist, Joanna Stern, to discuss augmented reality (AR) in the enterprise
Hosted by the Wall Street Journal,The Future of Everything Festival(May 17-19, 2022) aims to make sense of the world through the lens of the global forces that will shape it now and in the future.
On the first day of the festival, Magic Leap’s CEO, Peggy Johnson, and CTO, Julie Larson-Green, joined WSJ’s Senior Personal Technology Columnist, Joanna Stern, to discuss augmented reality (AR) in the enterprise and how collaborative tech tools have reshaped how work gets done in many hybrid and remote environments, carving out new business opportunities for an array of startups and well-established brands.
Among various topics such as their careers and how they came to Magic Leap, Johnson and Larson-Green reflected on the company’s pivot from consumer devices and discussed the future, looking ahead to the anticipated Q3 2022 release of Magic Leap 2, the new AR headset that is poised to reshape and revolutionize work across health care, defense, and manufacturing. Specifically, they mentioned the dynamic dimming capability, larger field of view, and the smaller, lighter form factor of Magic Leap 2. Additionally, Larson-Green discussed Magic Leap’s developer-first strategy and open platform, which will empower developers and partners with the choice, ease-of-use, and support to create leading edge AR-based solutions.
The discussion also focused on the metaverse, and how both leaders believe its true promise will come out in AR. Larson-Green noted, “We are already living in the metaverse, but it’s through your iPhone or computer, and AR gives you the opportunity to to keep your head up and interact with the world around you -- and still get those digital cues and information from the world without having to put your head down.”