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  • Take A Tour Of Meta, The Company That Wants The World To Be Like An 'Iron Man' Movie

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    In the hills of Portola Valley, California, is the headquarters for Meta, a company that's trying to change the future and also, perhaps, the world.
    They're hoping to accomplish this feat by creating a pair of augmented-reality glasses that bring to life technology that seems to be taken straight out of the "Iron Man" movies.
    Physical objects are rendered virtually, and those objects — be it a game or a document or even a keyboard — are all manipulated by your hands.
    A team of fewer than 50 people lives on a 20-acre rented estate overlooking the wilderness above Silicon Valley.
    It's something out of a movie, with a pool, a tennis court, and even pictures of Tony Stark of "Iron Man" fame adorning the walls.
    The team lives together on the estate, putting in 14-hour days, and then eating together and afterwards washing dishes together. All for the common goal of bringing to life a pair of glasses that can completely change the way we think of computing. Through these gates is a driveway that leads up to Meta's campus.
    Portola Valley is a little bit west of Stanford University, which is about 30 miles south of San Francisco. The house is located about 15 minutes off the freeway, up a windy road.
    Next door is the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation, which oversees one of the largest collections of historical military vehicles in the world.
    There's a second gate that leads to the house, letting you know you're about to enter Meta's campus.
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