Firstly, those glasses are bloody awful, I wouldn’t wear anything like that. I don’t think they are practical for someone like me, I use my phone lots but for short periods of time. Putting glasses on and off isn’t as convenient as whipping a phone out of my pocket.
Manufactures have spent the last decade squeezing features behind the screens of our phones, and the marketing gurus have done a great job of convincing us we can’t live without it.
Its discrete, convenient, high quality, interactive, quick to respond and works.
I find it hard to see how things will move forward beyond the device as we know it, it’s so ingrained in our lives so I don’t think it will change much. Just like TV’s, they have evolved a lot, but really they haven’t changed at all.
If what we have now is replaced it will be with some kind of wearable tech. Im thinking a watch maybe that projects images and is interactive for data input and bone conducting technology for audio.
Wherever the next step takes us, I’ll be intrigued and watching closely, albeit with a cynical eye.
There’s a company in Canada that currently makes glasses with built in computer that looks literally like regular glasses. I can see apple buying the company and switching the computer to a phone interface. Heck I would love it if we went this route since I wear glasses anyway…
and if your wondering, this same company has a ring controller that acts as a mouse and keyboard, which is totally awesome
I would jump in the wagon too, if they run any Beta test events.
I agree the current designs are bulky, not good to consider wearing them, but hey, thats how computers started to be big heavy and now look at them, same with cell phones. One day these glasses may look fancy yet not bulky.
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I think its to early to see people leaving phones behind. I can see tablets replacing notebook computers in the next 5 years. Tablets and are getting faster. The new 2-in-1 notebooks are close to being tablets. I just ordered a Dell 2-in-1 for a client and its a professional beast model. When it comes in I get about 2 weeks to load full of the clients software and play with it (I mean test it) to see if it will work for him.
My dad’s an engineer and he said he can do most of his work on a iPad Pro. If his design software worked on the tablet he would use the tablet for almost everything when traveling. But in the office he prefers his 30+ inch wide screen over the tablet.
As to the glasses, if I wore glasses I’d look into a pair.