Consumer AR smart glasses are almost here

Some may already have arrived.

Jon Peddie

The concept of consumer AR glasses got its big push when Google released Glass nine years ago in 2014. That product despite its flaws lit up people’s imagination and ushered in the concept that we could, would one day, wear AR smart glasses. We’re still not there and won’t be for a while, but we are getting damn close. Some definition is called for here. Consumer AR glasses have a primary requirement—they can’t be conspicuous—they must look no different than a pair of sunglasses you got at the drug store, or the prescription glasses you normally wear. They should not

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