Foreseeing the smart glass revolution
Future. In the coming years, smart glasses may overtake smartphones as the dominant devices for daily use. There are still hurdles to overcome — adoption for people who don’t wear glasses, fashion and design, and questions of over-stimulation — but the tech’s acceptance could revolutionize how people interact with each other and the world around them.
The third eye
Will smart glasses become the new smartphones?
- Smart glasses overcome the biggest limitation of smartphones: screen size.
- They will soon be able to mix virtual reality, augmented reality, and extended reality that utilizes the entire field of vision.
- Analysts expect the smartphone-to-smart glasses revolution to take place within the next five years.
Microsoft, Snap, Amazon, Facebook already have early experiments in the market, with Apple readying to release its own. But, the real leap will be when the computing power and connectivity of smart glasses can be offloaded to a person’s phone in their pocket… leaving the devices lightweight and comfortable.
Extend your reality
The idea behind smart glasses is that they will not just be another device, but a tool that lessens the distance of digital communication and immersion — whether for work conferencing, gaming, or the coming metaverse.
Of course, smart glasses will run into the same issues that plague smartphone usage: how much interaction is too much interaction. Push notifications have turned our phones into something we check constantly, so how much worse would that be with smart glasses? The distractions, if allowed, could be relentless.