A magic leap forward...

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This week, Magic Leap is the beneficiary of a $542,000,000 infusion of capital led by Google. So what is Magic Leap—a technological recapitulation of Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution?

More. Much more.

On its website, the startup sells its Magic Leap as "an idea based in the belief that people should not have to choose between ...the virtual world or the real world." VB Reports Magic Leaps website "is full of surreal images of submarines and...

whales superimposed on real life scenes," adding:

The company’s goal is to create augmented reality in a way that blends the world in which we live with 3D images rather than through a headset, like Oculus Rift, that submerses (sic) the viewer in an alternate reality.

Remember the response of everyone to 9/11, that "it was just like the movies?" We've given ourselves to images to such a degree that the stuff of life must wait until it is captured, filtered, augmented, packaged, and consumed by others before anyone experiences it, before anyone laughs or smiles or cries.

From conception to birth to death, the life of man will only be perceived to be real insofar as it matches the visions of Google Glass, Oculus Rift, and and Magic Leap.

Half a billion dollars invested in the subordination of God's Creation to man's idols. Who would ever believe "it is He Who has made us, and not we ourselves" (Psalm 100:3)?

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and big lots of grandchildren.

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