Top Augmented Reality Developer Meta Weighs in on Pokemon Go

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--()--Meta:

What:

Meta, the leading developer of augmented reality (AR) technology, is available for commentary on the augmented reality (AR) game, Pokemon Go, which has captured the world’s attention on multiple fronts. For instance, just within the past 24 hours, a U.S. Senator (Franken, (D) Minnesota) has gone public with his strong concerns over how Pokemon Go is eroding privacy. This concern is supported by the “tragic-comic” complaints of one player whose girlfriend discovered that he was cheating on her simply by reviewing his game log on his cell phone. In a less amusing vein, one Pokemon Go enthusiast actually found a way of including the Auschwitz Memorial into the game, which quickly and appropriately stirred a tidal wave of anger.

Because this AR game is both brand new and radically different from anything that has gone before, many in the media are struggling to both understand the game and its social implications for their audiences. Meta (metavision.com), which introduced groundbreaking AR technology at the recent TED conference, is one of just a handful of cutting-edge developers of augmented reality technology.

Available for Comment:

Ryan Pamplin – a senior exec at Meta – is ready to help you and your audiences understand:

  • How augmented reality (AR) actually works, and what it does
  • How augmented reality is polar opposite to the better-known “virtual reality”
  • How augmented reality works within the framework of the Pokemon Go game
  • Building on Pokemon Go, where augmented reality is going within the next three to five years

About Meta

Born in NYC and raised in Silicon Valley, Meta has been defining the field of Augmented Reality (AR) since the company’s inception in 2012. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Meta was selected by Y Combinator (YC13) for seed funding. Meta entered the marketplace with the first see-through glasses that allowed wearers to move and manipulate 3D content intuitively, using natural hand interactions. With the introduction of the groundbreaking Meta 2 product at TED 2016, Meta is once again redefining the market and delivering a new generation of natural machines that will become a healthy, vital extension of who we are.

Contacts

Meta
Jennifer Spoerri or Marissa Jabczenski, 415-854-0368
PR@metavision.com

Contacts

Meta
Jennifer Spoerri or Marissa Jabczenski, 415-854-0368
PR@metavision.com