Facebook recently told TechCrunch that it is working on its own enhanced reality glasses. After the launch of its portal Smart Display, the trick signal indicates that Facebook can challenge both Apple and Google to move forward in the hardware view.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook had no technology and needed five or seven years to build AR spectacles, now a major change is now being created. Inspired by the competition of Microsoft’s Holocene, Magic Leap and Thalamic Labs, Ficus Kirkpatrick, chief of Facebook’s increased reality, believes that its AR glasses are something that should come in reality.
“Surely we are working on this, I think we have talked about this in public with Oculus Connect. We are doing a lot of research on this stuff, I think the glasses that we dream of Let’s see they are quite far away. We do not have any product to announce now, but we have very talented people who are actually completing cutting-edge research which we hope will be in the future. Will play a part of the set, “Kirkpatrick told TechCrunch.
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) October 24, 2018
Comments confirm confirmation and patents from the beginning of this year, which shows that a Facebook design AR headset was in work. In the beginning, one of those rumors has successfully added work in job postings and “new ways to map computer vision, machine learning, mixed reality, graphics, display, sensor, and human body.” It also indicated that Facebook was looking to control the whole process would have the AR headset down to the chip layer.
Facebook has faced many privacy and security scams in the past few years, but considering the data collection concerns with the hardware before the data collection, it is still interesting how the public will take such a kind of AR headset.
The Social Media Giant still has its own hardware laboratory and considering the ownership of Facebook’s Oculus, there may be some lessons on the headset software side and perhaps some collaboration. The headset is clearly far from now and there are still many developments before hitting the roads.
Consumers may not be ready too because Google tried AR smart glasses in 2013, but due to the lack of proper software, things became less.