“Augmented reality glasses have been hyped excessively in the last five years. With billions of dollars in investment, the technology has resulted in discouraging returns.
Dr. Barmak Heshmat, former MIT researcher and technology conceiver, explains how the public understanding of AR is flawed and what the fundamental physical limitations are on this technology. He argues that there are still major challenges that need to be addressed before AR can be adopted by the market, and then explains the practical future that is waiting for this technology. Barmak Heshmat is the head of optics at Meta, a silicon valley startup that manufactures augmented reality displays for professional use case.”