Last Updated on February 9, 2024 by Editorial Team
Author(s): Andrew Akhigbe
Originally published on Towards AI.
Could augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets eventually replace mobile phones?
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Finally! a tech that we can actually get excited about.
We’ve all seen how the telephone has grown over the last three decades from a device that is used to communicate with people who are not physically present into an all-inclusive device that you can use not only to communicate with people but for other things such as playing music, taking pictures, sending emails, browsing the internet, setting an alarm, and a ton of other exciting things. The mobile phone has now allowed us to carry our lives inside our pockets everywhere we go. There has, however, been the question of what could be the next generation of technology that connects people.
Big tech companies have already started investing in AR/VR. Google had been developing smart glasses for multiple years before a public retail version became available in 2014, following a limited-availability run in 2013. This was during a time when smart devices, multitasking, and button-free commands became the main topics and talking points in the tech industry. Google’s Glass offered a hands-free means of viewing content and performing tasks, like taking phone calls and using platforms like Facebook. Unfortunately, Glass went the way of Google+… Read the full blog for free on Medium.
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