clock menu more-arrow no yes

"Snow Crash" Author Neal Stephenson Hired by Augmented-Reality Startup Magic Leap

Neal Stephenson, whose books anticipated and influenced the vision of virtual reality, is joining the virtual- and augmented-reality company that is capturing the hearts, minds and wallets of people who have seen it under NDA — Magic Leap. (We last wrote about the company when it raised more than $500 million from investors, including Google.) In a blog post that only he could write, Stephenson said he was recruited to be Magic Leap’s “chief futurist” by mythic sword-bearers arriving at his doorstep; that yes, the demo was “mindblowingly awesome”; and that he hopes to translate the company’s technology into something the general public can use.

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for The Weeds

Get our essential policy newsletter delivered Fridays.