Probably, in the foreseeable future, smartphones in the form in which we are accustomed to them will be a thing of the past. This forecast was made by Cristiano Amon, president of the American company for the development and research of wireless communications.
An expert at Business Insider said that now the largest technology giants are actively developing augmented reality devices that are as convenient and functional as possible. Ideally, such a device should be a variation of “smart” glasses, but such glasses, although they exist in several variations, are still not perfect enough to be used constantly and replace more familiar devices with people.
According to onauke.info, Nevertheless, according to Amon, the situation will begin to change in a couple of years. One of the incentives for the development of smart glasses is supposed to be the emergence of commercial 5G networks. Subsequently, it is “smart glasses” that can become the main device for communication between people, surfing the Internet and performing other functions that today are associated primarily with smartphones. It is likely that this device will also replace helmets with virtual reality, while AR and VR glasses will not be bulky, and wearing them will be no more difficult and tiring than ordinary glasses, and maybe even simpler.
Also, “smart glasses” will open up many new opportunities for people - for example, to identify an interlocutor or arrange conference calls, whose participants will see through each other a kind of “hologram”.
The expert emphasized that his forecast is not a “fantasy”, but the most likely consequence of the implementation of projects already existing today.