Trends in this space suggest that we are very close to a significant disruption to the market meaning the price will be closer to that of a smartwatch. Once this happens, I am genuinely excited about the opportunities for augmenting human experience in ways that could significantly change the way we interact with the world around us.
But this means that some adjacent technologies need to be developed alongside the improvements in wearable AR displays. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to detect people’s emotions accurately which could then be indicated to you in your glasses?
Done properly, human communication could be dramatically improved.
Think of the police officer who can see that someone is scared or agitated and receives guidance on how to de-escalate a situation in real time. Or imagine the savings to businesses by employees and managers being able to communicate better through technology enabled empathy.
I wonder what it would be like if I could fact check something I am being told in real time. What if I am at a conference or some other public event and someone is communicating an important piece of information. I am going to make decisions based on what I am hearing so it would be beneficial to understand how the presenter’s biases might be influencing what they are saying.
Some people say that history teaches us nothing, it just keeps us looking over our shoulder. But maybe that’s only because of the way we interact with it. What if I could fire up an app on my smartglasses and walk around a city seeing various events that happened and had a profound impact on the world I live in today?
Imagine walking down a street exploring its history by seeing moments played out in front of you. It might change the way you go about your day knowing how someone’s actions years ago influenced the future you now inhabit.Staying in the space of self-reflection what if my eyewear knows enough about my lifestyle and cognitive state that it can intervene when I’m under a bit too much stress?