The years of intense research and the efforts that go in, apprehensions often arise as to when the Virtual Reality will enter the mainstream, and become a thing of the day. However, in what can be called a big positive push, Virtual Reality has now been supported by the ever popular, Leonardo DiCaprio himself!
According to recent reports, the Oscar-winning actor has joined MindMaze, a tech company working on virtual and augmented reality. He has invested in the company, and will also play the role of an advisor.
MindMaze is pioneering a breakthrough computing platform that captures brain activity upon intent, creating a new operating system for computers – a mindOS. Based on a decade of rigorous testing in the healthcare industry, the company has designed an intuitive mind/machine interface, which utilizes pre real-time decoding of brain signals. Its innovations are poised to transform industries, starting with healthcare and gaming.“MindMaze technology has already impacted the lives of many of people, and it is poised to define the way we will experience and create content in the future,” said DiCaprio. “I am excited about the possibilities of MindMaze’s technology, especially for its potential to be a driving force in media and entertainment in the years to come.”
“We are already seeing immense potential for the application of our technology outside of healthcare, specifically in entertainment, sports and social VR,” said Dr. Tej Tadi, CEO and founder of MindMaze. “As we continue to gain traction in these industries, the addition of Leo to our advisory board is a vote of confidence in our technology and road map for ushering in a new age of interaction between humans and machines.”
Not only does DiCaprio fit into the company’s plans to expand their presence in the entertainment space, the actor has a proven track record as an investor. His Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which works to combat the effects of climate change, has raised over $80 million since 2008.
AAAAND of course, time to break out the Leo & Palmer meme. Because it’s Friday.