By KIM BELLARD
There’s so much going on. There’s the coronavirus: It’s now a pandemic! China can build an entire hospital to treat coronavirus patients in under two weeks! Or there’s primary care: One Medical’s IPO boomed! Amazon, Humana and Walmart are testing their versions! People are flocking away from primary care! Or, on a completely unrelated note, Tesla wants to disrupt auto insurance too.
As interesting as all those are, it’s augmented reality (AR) that I want to talk about.
Stop thinking about Snap Spectacles or Pokémon Go as what you think of when you think about AR. Stop thinking about the supposed failure of Google Glass. Start thinking about AR being ingrained in our daily lives.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes “at some point in the 2020s, we will get breakthrough augmented reality glasses that will redefine our relationship with technology.” He went on to elaborate:
Instead of having devices that take us away from the people around us, the next platform will help us be more present with each other and will help the technology get out of the way. Even though some of the early devices seem clunky, I think these will be the most human and social technology platforms anyone has built yet.Continue reading…