meta is a Y Combinator startup spun out of Columbia University. The meta interface brings to life the computers seen in Iron Man, Avatar and Minority Report using a sterescopic augmented reality display combined with depth input to track gestures. The interface has been in development for two years but the components have been cost-prohibitive until the last few months. With Chief Scientist Steve Mann who is also keynoting at AWE and Lead Advisor Professor Steven Feiner meta has the scientific muscle to bring about a revolution in computer interaction. meta developers are supported with an app marketplace and a matching service to connect them with professionals wanting custom apps constructed. meta has launched a Kickstarter to deliver the developer kit with $150,000 (150% of goal) in backing only halfway through the campaign.