What Are The Advantages Of Central Florida For Metaverse Technology? – WFTV

ORLANDO, Florida— Editor’s Note: This story is available through a content partnership between WFTV and the Orlando Business Journal.

Cathy Hackl says her first experience of augmented reality happened in Orlando when she set up The Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

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The attraction’s spectra are created with a 160-year-old technique that uses lights and mirrors, but projects simulated objects into the real world, much like modern augmented reality technology.

Since his ride in a Doom Buggy through the mansion, Hackl has built a career in technologies that allow people to interact with a virtual world. This includes stops at virtual reality companies HTC Vive and Magic Leap, and a member of Nike’s Metaverse team dubbed her the “Godmother of the Metaverse.”

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