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kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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5/17/2017 | 5:44:22 PM
Re: AR
I can see the possibilities for corporations that invest heavily in training as noted "AR can help reduce errors, improve accuracy and reduce the amount of time it takes to train a new worker," but the expense and inconvenience still of the google makes me skeptical that they'll show up in homes soon other than the use by game afficianados.
mhhfive
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5/15/2017 | 4:13:15 PM
Re: AR
Well, I wonder a bit how "world-altering" AR or mixed reality glasses might become. I could see some people trying to expand their vision capabilities -- perhaps wearing goggles that give you "insect vision" with a 360-degree field of view so you could have "eyes in the back of your head" in a sense.

It takes about a week or so for your brain to get used to goggles that turn the world upside down completely or show you everything as a mirror image... so if your batteries suddenly died in your AR goggles that gave you "ultra-vision" of some kind, it could hinder your vision (or your brain's interpretation of it) temporarily until you could re-adjust to normal vision....

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2012/nov/12/improbable-research-seeing-upside-down
Ariella
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Ariella,
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5/15/2017 | 3:02:14 PM
Re: AR
<It's just dumb to wear glasses that don't do anything besides sit on your nose.>< @mhhf1ve It's like anything just for fashion -- it's not about function but about the look. At worst useless glasses add some weight to your face. At least, they don't cause any difficulty in walking or long term damage to feet the way some other fashion items do.
mhhfive
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5/15/2017 | 2:56:04 PM
Re: AR
Besides construction projects, I expect there will be a whole "how to" industry built around AR glasses to show anyone step-by-step instructions for doing all sorts of tasks. Perhaps DIY home owners will be connected to real-time plumbers or electricians to help them install new faucets or outlets.... 
mhhfive
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5/15/2017 | 2:51:32 PM
Re: AR
@ariella - I'm glad to hear that the "trend of glasses without corrective lenses was a fad" that died... and as a myopic person myself, I can't imagine why anyone with 20/20 vision would want to obscure their perfect vision (other than wearing sunglasses to protect normal vision). The only reason I could see for "non-corrective" and non-protective lenses might be to get *better* than 20/20 vision somehow with augmented reality. It's just dumb to wear glasses that don't do anything besides sit on your nose.

 
danielcawrey
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5/15/2017 | 1:45:13 PM
Re: AR
I think construction is a really good use case for AR. 

Surprisingly enough, the construction industry embraced tablets early on because of how it would replace paper. AR could do the same I think. 
Ariella
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Ariella,
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5/15/2017 | 12:50:27 PM
Re: AR
@mhhf1ve IThe trend of glasses without corrective lenses was a fad of the past back in 2012. http://blog.aclens.com/2012/07/09/glasses-without-lenses-stupid-trend-or-fashion-forward/ Most fads don't persist for 5 years, though likely that one died even earlier. 

 As  I do wear glasses, the wearable specs wouldn't work well for me. I'd have to wear contact lenses just to be able to see clearly when wearing them.

But as for no one looking better in glasses, I'm not sure. On some faces, it lends a kind of definition that is absent without them. 
mhhfive
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5/15/2017 | 12:45:40 PM
Re: AR
I guess I don't think wearing glasses is very cool. With the exception of high-end sunglasses, everyone looks worse wearing glasses. Even 20-somethings who like quirky things. I suppose there could be some new trend like how some NBA players started wearing "fake nerd glasses" (glasses without prescription lenses), but I don't think that really caught on.
Ariella
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5/15/2017 | 12:14:44 PM
Re: AR
@mhhf1ve I looked up a couple of reviews. Some consider them weird, it's true, and I doubt people would want to keep them on if they were not functional. My perspective is very close to this view in Barrons: 

These glasses can be cool, maybe slightly goofy, with a crowd of ordinary 20-somethings in a way the geeky Google Glass never could.
mhhfive
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5/15/2017 | 10:58:08 AM
Re: AR
I think the Snap Spectacles are pretty dorky-looking. Sure. They're a bit better than the first Google Glasses, and at least they're sunglasses -- which makes them somewhat cooler. However, I just don't think too many people are thinking Snap's glasses are *that* fashionable that they would be worn even if the batteries were dead. 

The coolness factor is definitely why I'm more positive about augmented audio headphones -- plus, there are a ton of people who are going to be suffering from some hearing loss, and augmented audio might be able to help with that. So instead of hearing aids, I think augemented audio will be the first mainstream AR device. 
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