[ExI] AR glasses soon to replace screens from computers and smartphones
pharos at gmail.com
Fri Jul 28 05:54:55 UTC 2017
People are already replacing their desktop computers with smartglasses
25 Jul 2017
One Silicon Valley company is actually doing this right now. Meta is a
startup making an AR headset, and it's asking its employees to put
away their desktop computers and instead do their daily work inside
the Meta 2 headset.
Although Meta's engineers rebelled at first, according to Bloomberg,
the company's marketing, sales, and operations departments have
provided a lot of useful feedback because of the experiment.
Meta's desktop-discarding experiment is possible because Meta has
developed a piece of software for its headset it calls Workspace.
In Workspace, users can pop up several browser windows inside the
headset — perhaps one to play a YouTube video and another to work on a
document. Software exists to create and place virtual sticky notes,
photos of your family, or even digital houseplants around your desk.
Basically, you can create your own virtual dream office.
There is a 2.5 min demo video at the link.
It is an early version, but you can see how it will develop.
With smaller headsets (like Google Glass) and improved software,
screens could well disappear.
I'm not sure about contact lens screens, but it might end up like that.
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