FACEBOOK’s smart glasses could be used to “teleport” people to their office or to see their friends.
This is according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg who said the glasses could make you feel like you’re in the same room as someone even if you’re far apart.
The billionaire made the comments to The Information. He told the publication: “Rather than calling someone or having a video chat, you just kind of snap your fingers and teleport, and you’re sitting there and they’re on their couch and it feels like you’re there together.”
Zuckerberg thinks this tech could help reduce some of the negative impacts of travel such as reducing CO2 emissions.
Facebook Reality Labs revealed more details about the plans for its smart glasses in a recent blogpost.It said: “Imagine a world where a lightweight, stylish pair of glasses could replace your need for a computer or smartphone.
“You’d have the ability to feel physically present with friends and family — no matter where in the world they happened to be — and contextually aware AI to help you navigate the world around you, as well as rich 3D virtual information within arm’s reach.”
While this does sound a lot like science fiction, FRL thinks this is very much our future and that smart glasses could change our relationship with computers.This could mean humans would eventually move away from things like laptops and iPhones and start to rely more heavily on smart glasses.
Facebook’s glasses are aiming to have “always-available” AR that will become almost like an extension of your body.The plan is for wearers to barely know they’re wearing the glasses as they become so integrated into normal life.
The FRL blogpost also described how the glasses could work alongside a smart wristband and gloves that could track your movements and even allow you to type on an imaginary keyboard.
According to CNBC, other massive technology firms like Microsoft, Apple, and Google are working on augmented reality technology, which overlays computer-generated effects and graphics on images.
They are all currently competing to create the next major computer interface after touchscreen and smartphones.
Zuckerberg’s comments about smart glasses are notable because it is a cohesive vision of what augmented reality technology can do. The comments came from someone who is considered the leader of the industry.