Augmented reality glasses are still 10 years away: Facebook chief scientist
October 21, 2020
Tech

Augmented reality glasses are still 10 years away, says Facebook chief scientist

SAN FRANCISCO (US) – Facebook’s chief scientist has said that the social media giant is five to ten years away from being able to come out with augmented reality glasses. The firm had unveiled plans to launch a first generation product in 2021.

The firm said on Wednesday that it was joining hands with EssilorLuxottica for its 2021 smart glasses launch.

The social media giant also announced its research project, Project Aria, to fetch data to support the development of more advanced glasses.

Head of Facebook Reality Labs Research Michael Abrash said completely interactive display and audio cannot be stuffed into lightweight objects like glasses.

Once developed, such glasses enable people to jointly see and interact with shared virtual objects, he said.

“Those glasses are still years off,” said Abrash. “That’s not a 2021 thing. I’m talking about the future.”

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