You probably also remember Apple CEO Tim Cook’s multiple statements about the bright future of AR — a technology that many view as a prime candidate for the next great frontier in the world of consumer technology. So far, though, tech companies haven’t been able to prove exactly why consumers should be excited about a future dominated by augmented reality glasses.
Today, Google CEO Sundar Pichai tried to change this perception with the early teaser of what could potentially become the successor to Google Glass.
Only one use case was suggested today, and that involved the AR glasses that leveraged Google’s growing expertise in live translation and transcription to enable a more seamless interlingual experience, involving people speaking different languages. being able to carry on a conversation in a significantly more natural way than, say, using a translator app on the phone.
You can see how it should work in the demo video. It’s easy to get excited about such natural-looking goggles infused with superpowers of this caliber. Add a camera and you can see how easy it will be for these glasses to show you automatically translated overlays on top of everything you watch in an unknown language.
Sure, you can kind of do this on your phone already, but the whole point of Google’s AR bet is that if something so powerful on the phone is great, it’ll be 10 times more amazing if you can just see it as part of the real thing. world. It is undoubtedly a positive view. It’s like seeing Google hold another live conference open to actual presence. Pichai is right: the real world is pretty amazing.