It’s 2019, and we are still living in the stone age with these “smartphones”. Why hasn’t there been more of a focus on a hands-free smart device like Futurama? Obviously, we aren’t being literal about our phones. Seriously, we use our phones nonstop, and we mean nothing by our sarcastic nature.
Honestly though, what if your phone displayed its screen through a lens that only you can see and it augments reality while also being conveniently resting on your face like a pair of sunglasses? We would be pretty hyped about things like that. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is already in the process of developing this new technology. If you are unfamiliar with the idea of AR glasses, you should take a look at Google’s announcement back in 2013. Many people were skeptical of the digital spectacles, but we think some excellent redeeming qualities can come with them. Take any form of physical engineering; engineers will be able to input data into a VR app and view the final product in a Heads-Up-Display (HUD) allowing them to identify mistakes to avoid building the product incorrectly. Another way these glasses can be used is if you are using maps on your phone and the path can be displayed through your glasses without even having to look at your phone to take the correct exit. These glasses could eliminate TVs from everyday usage by allowing you to throw a video you are watching using the lenses against a wall in your house, while also getting to change the dimensions of your video player’s screen. The uses for these glasses can be limitless. We don’t see these devices out on the street, probably because of the current price point that developers are looking at are just too high. At this time, the only people utilizing this technology is the US military, and they have already been training marines to use them for the potential future of modern warfare. Even though these glasses pose privacy and security threats to most people, try not to take this information in a negative light as there are plenty of positives to this new tech in everyday life.
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