Smart Glasses-An emerging technology to combat climate change
Technology giants like Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook have long explored the augmented reality and virtual reality technologies.
On Monday, Mark Zuckerberg, ceo of Facebook stated that, by 2030 people could use technological advanced smart glasses to “teleport” to different locations like people’s homes, and speak to them as if they are physically present it will also allow in-person meetings to be replaced by a headset-based digital experience. This might lead to the future reduction in travel for business or pleasure, which could help in enhancing the effects of climate change.
Technology giants like Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook have long explored the augmented reality and virtual reality technologies. Google was the first in the industry to introduce Google Glass.
Microsoft is also working on ‘mixed reality’ through HoloLens. Recently, it has introduced a technology called Mesh powered by Azure Cloud. Mesh offers advanced mixed reality capabilities. The company aims to combine augmented reality and virtual reality in a way that can replace the current inter-communication/intra-communication. Currently, technology works on its HoloLens headset but it is likely to be available on other VR headsets as well.
Facebook has invested in virtual reality. The company owns Oculus, one of the top virtual reality companies in the world. According to reports, the social media giant is now working on smart glasses technology. The company has teamed up with Ray-Ban and parent Luxottica Group SpA to offer connected glasses.According to Zuckerberg, the company is likely to deliver normal-looking connected glasses that shows content.