New Magic Leap info looks and sounds cool, but we're still kinda skeptical (Tomorrow Daily 350)Magic Leap's newest demo looks great, but might have some caveats; also, Rice University researchers celebrate self-assembling nanotubes.
[MUSIC] Greetings citizens of the Internet, welcome to Tomorrow Daily, the best geek talk show in the known universe. I'm Ashley Esqueda. And Jeff Cannata, are you ready for today's headlines? A wired reporter got a chance to see behind the curtain at Magic Leap. And what they found out had us excited. Journalist Kevin Kelly got an exclusive look at what gonna happening at Magic Leap's facility. And was able to try on the company's prototype device. He say's the transition between using the device and taking it of What seem was.>>And say's it works quite>>amazingly well closeup and close. Magic Leap release the video your seeing now earlier this morning with the disclaimer saying it's all shut directly through their prototype. With no post production added. Which if that's true, Is pretty awsome.>> Yeah this video is amazing. This looks like what we all want that new mixed reality you know, [CROSSTALK] It's an augmented reality experience to be. I think really in the next five to ten years, we are all gonna abandon our screens and just have them around us all [CROSSTALK] I thought you're gonna say we're all just gonna abandon reality cuz [CROSSTALK] That's really the plan for me, I don't know about anybody else. [LAUGH] All right, guys, Rice University is currently celebrating after discovering how to make carbon nanotubes self assemble. Carbon nanotubes are sort of like grapheme, in that there are lots of experiments and testing happening right now. But nobody's implemented the material into real world use cases on a large scale. So the team at Rice figured out a tesla coil system caused these carbon nanotubes to cluster together and align themselves, sort of making a web of particles on demand. What exactly does that mean? Well in the future this tech could evolve into making conductive wire Silicon chips or even biomedical devices. It's beautiful to watch. Yes. It looks like when you're a kid and you had like a ledge shavings or metal shavings and you could. Yeah and put magnets underneath it. Yeah but I don't think I kind of wrapped my head around why this is so revolutionary. So they were saying that carbon nano tubes or using this technology, they would be able to maybe make wires that you can conduct electricity through on demand. So, they'll be able to, without having to sod or something, they could literally just give instructions via this telecoil and have something come together, which is kinda amazing. Wild. I think these are both pretty amazing stories. I feel like we have a lot to talk about magically because there are Still so many questions. It's so secretive, and that piece on Wired, I highly recommend you read it. It is huge, it's very long. Yeah. But it's a great read and very interesting. So we'll have to talk about the technology that they were allowed to reveal, Wired was allowed to reveal with Magic Leap, so I feel like that's the one we gotta talk about. All right, you've got me convinced. Where can I pre-order? I know, yeah. No delayed shipping. Yeah I hope. And don't ruin shipping Magically. That's number one priority. If you guys wanna talk about Magically with us or any of these topics we talked about on the show during the week, you can use the hashtag #HEYTD. Yeah that's what you use on the old Twitters to have your comments be integrated into our discussion on Thursday when we deep dive. We love that. Yeah. And. Go ahead. Well, we like your comments, or if they're awful and we want to make fun of them, we'll put them on Thursday's show. Yeah. With that being said, we should probably check out our phonetographer of the day. Today's photographer of the day is Andrew who took this panorama on his iPhone 6 Plus. Andrew writes in and says, hi there Tomorrow Daily, Jeff, Ashley and team. Team being Logan, I'm assuming. I give you full permission to use my photo. He's a one-man team. Yeah he's a one-man band, Logan. I took this photo at Mount John University observatory here in lake Tekapo. We sometimes joke about calling this place take a poo. Ha. New Zealand, with an iPhone 6 Plus. Can you do a New Zealand accent and say Tekapo? No. To me it sounds like take a poo. I can only do one word in that accent. It's no. It's because they say no with like 12 syllables. No. So good. He also writes, the family along with my girlfriend were touring around the south island for Christmas and was lucky enough to snap this great panorama on a good sunny day. Love the show and funny enough, I sent this on the day your topic for the show was about astronomy. Keep up the great work and have a great one. Also, Topic of phone-tography right now is landscapes, monuments, and points of interest, so I really love we got the observatory in there. Mount John University Observatory. This looks like a painting on the cover of a sci-fi novel. It looks like a beautiful mural that you would see On, well I mean everywhere in New Zealand is obviously a tourism ad. Yeah, that's right, yeah. Literally everywhere in New Zealand looks like- It's Middle Earth. Yeah, Middle Earth. So, this just looks like Middle Earth after some time has gone by- Incredible. And they've built some observatory. Really [CROSSTALK]. Really good. I'm insulting all New Zealand. You really are. Guess what, all of New Zealand just shut this show off. They're like nope. Sorry, New Zealand. Or click I guess, I guess there's no remote, who's watching. Well, some maybe watch on TV Anyway send in your phonetography tomorrow at cnet.com. Yes, we appreciate those phonetographies. You got to just make sure you tell us what device you took it on, give us how to pronounce your name. Hopefully in the correct accent. And make sure you tell us what, well I already said the device. You did. What did I leave out? [LAUGH] How to mention it? Give us permission to use it on the show. Most important and->> It's like I've never done this before. [LAUGH] It's all right. It's you getting a vibe today. I am very excited. He's very excited. I wore my shirt and everything. He can't focus. Yeah. I'm like, come on Jeff, you have to focus. This reality is so->> So basic->> Just and anything. So basic, so lame. And you guys can, of course, find us on social media. Please share the show if you enjoy it. Tomorrowdaily.com is the place to send people. That is it for us today. We'll be back tomorrow with a brand new docket of weird science fact meets science fiction. But until then, Be a good human. See you guys next time, bye. [MUSIC]