To start with, I must commend Mark for his disruptive way of thinking.
Mark’s plan (if he has his way) is to make sure you’ll never have to buy a gadget with a screen again. Augmented reality glasses will eliminate the need for screens.
We’ll be using a pair of augmented reality (AR) glasses or even contacts in the future in order to place digital content on top of any surface. At a keynote speech at Facebook’s annual F8 developers conference Tuesday, Zuckerberg said that while the company is kicking off its AR efforts with the smartphone camera and screen, the ultimate goal is to just have one gadget that rules them all.
“We all know where we want this to get eventually,” Zuckerberg said during the keynote. “We all want glasses or eventually contact lenses that look and feel normal but let us overlay all kinds of information and digital objects on top of the real world.”
To be clear, Zuckerberg didn’t come out and say Facebook is building a glasses or contacts right away since the technology is so far off. Facebook isn’t the only company exploring AR glasses either. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Snap and the startup Magic Leap are all focused on developing similar types of products.
But the all have the same goal: to eliminate screens from your life and give you that one gadget to trump the rest.
My concern is. What will happen to handheld devices your cherished iphones and gadgets.
What I think is such innovations, once deployed, usually take time before general usage and acceptance. So this would first create a sort of digital segregation where some would be without hand-held devices, and others clinging to their beloved hand-held gadgets… to be continued.
What are your thoughts?