June 19, 2022

Ten years from now you may pick up your augmented reality glasses automatically, exactly as you pick up your phone today. The glasses will do many of the same things, plus they’ll offer new ways to communicate or obtain information or entertain yourself. They also have the potential to invade your privacy in exactly the same ways that your…

June 12, 2022

Augmented reality will fail unless it comes with augmented privacy. This is completely separate from the technical difficulty of developing AR equipment. Apple decided not to talk about its AR glasses at last week’s developer conference because they need more time to work on battery life and display issues. Meta/Facebook is famously devoting vast resources to consumer AR…

May 15, 2022

Google demonstrated an augmented reality product last week that may never exist. I don’t want you to look at it and decide to sit at your desk hitting refresh on the Google Store waiting for it to go on sale. It’s exciting but it’s not that kind of demo. It’s hard for most people to understand the…

April 20, 2022

Amazon is quietly doing its own research into augmented reality glasses and apps. Evidence has been uncovered that Amazon is assembling a sizable team to work on some kind of AR/VR device. And in some sense Amazon is ahead of the others, because it has already released kind-of-smart glasses with some Alexa integration. In their…