Contact lens augmented reality is something that was hyped-up a few years ago. There were several impressive-looking demos, and then it just fell off the radar.
This one ought to be self-evident, though. We can barely get good augmented reality goggles, let alone AR glasses, let alone AR contact lenses. They may have had some interesting proofs of concept, but I absolutely did not expect anything to come of it this decade.
about 95% of what I've read, ends up not being much of value, back in 2011 I was sure than in 2019 Watson-like A.I. will impact businesses heavily and will be extremely important by now...
I think that says more about the difficulty of those problems than the power of Watson. We perpetually overestimate the capabilities of AI in real world situations (conversely, we underestimate just how complex the real world is), and have only very recently (like in the past few months) created systems that are robust enough to consistently handle things like business management and language processing. Watson, as amazing as it was, still had clear limits and a lot of the hype was based on IBM marketing and the Jeopardy win. On top of that, I distinctly recall hearing that Watson was built around machine learning but not deep learning, right on the eve of the deep learning revolution. Even well into the 2010s, Watson did not utilize deep learning. It was essentially obsolete within a couple years of being introduced.
We thought some fuzzy logic algorithms and perceptrons were going to lead to human-level AI back in the 1960s and looked to the likes of ELIZA as "proof" that AI was going to become an integral part of global society by the mid-70s.
Here we are well over 50, even 60 years later and AI has only just recently become anywhere near competent enough to accomplish a tenth of what was promised in the '50s and '60s.
In a 1958 press conference organized by the US Navy, Rosenblatt made statements about the perceptron that caused a heated controversy among the fledgling AI community; based on Rosenblatt's statements, The New York Times reported the perceptron to be "the embryo of an electronic computer that [the Navy] expects will be able to walk, talk, see, write, reproduce itself and be conscious of its existence."