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What Would Make You Buy And Use Augmented Reality Glasses Or Headset?

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Poll: AUGMENTED REALITY HEADSET (12 member(s) have cast votes)

What Would Make You Buy And Use An "Worn All Day" Augmented Reality Headset Most?

  1. The Ability To Scan People And See A Quick Summary Of Current Mood (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. The Ability To Scan People And See Identity, A Social Status And Network Summary (1 votes [8.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  3. The Ability Of The Lenses/viewfinder Be Telephoto, Heat And Wave Detecting (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. The Ability To Have Continuous Live Video Recording (1 votes [8.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  5. The Ability To Navigate With Augmented Maps And Landmarks (3 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  6. The Ability To Play Augmented Reality Games (7 votes [58.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 58.33%

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I am interested in seeing a poll of what would most likely be the marketing strategy of a successful launch of a future augmented reality headset.


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I don't think there will be a single "killer app".  Rather, the combined utility of multiple different apps and services will make people feel dumb and weak if they don't keep them on their person at all times -- like how people feel weaker and anxious when they realize they left their smartphone at home.

 

Any particular service might only need be used once a week or once a month; but if AR glasses offer dozens of them, at least one will get used at least once per day.

 

What kinds of services?:

 

* Immediate translation of signs in a foreign language.

 

* Directions with arrows pointing to the destination.

 

* Night vision.

 

* Ability to magnify a portion of the field of view ("zoom in 10x.")

 

* Question-answering about the scene -- e.g. "What time does this restaurant open?"

 

* Immediate price-comparison of objects you are viewing in a store.

 

* Warning when you are walking into a high-crime area.

 

And the list goes on and on.  The glasses could be paired with an assistant that tries to anticipate what services you might be interested in, based on your web search history, and then would suggest them to you.



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This made me realize just how completely dystopic augmented reality headsets are for general recreational use. They're just completely not worth it.

But it's an interesting topic of discussion. I rate you 3 stars.
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I don't think there will be a single "killer app".  Rather, the combined utility of multiple different apps and services will make people feel dumb and weak if they don't keep them on their person at all times -- like how people feel weaker and anxious when they realize they left their smartphone at home.

 

Any particular service might only need be used once a week or once a month; but if AR glasses offer dozens of them, at least one will get used at least once per day.

 

What kinds of services?:

 

* Immediate translation of signs in a foreign language.

 

* Directions with arrows pointing to the destination.

 

* Night vision.

 

* Ability to magnify a portion of the field of view ("zoom in 10x.")

 

* Question-answering about the scene -- e.g. "What time does this restaurant open?"

 

* Immediate price-comparison of objects you are viewing in a store.

 

* Warning when you are walking into a high-crime area.

 

And the list goes on and on.  The glasses could be paired with an assistant that tries to anticipate what services you might be interested in, based on your web search history, and then would suggest them to you.

 

 

 

agreed. the uses are endless and i think it will certainly become a reality. 


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This made me realize just how completely dystopic augmented reality headsets are for general recreational use. They're just completely not worth it.

But it's an interesting topic of discussion. I rate you 3 stars.
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black mirror certainly explores the topic and more. i love the show.

 

the uses of the modern day cell phone if postulated years ago would appear recreational as well and now we can't live without them. thus will be the case with the augmented reality headset

 

i rate you 3 stars for rating me. thanks.


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Turn your caps lock off...

 

sorry about the caps.


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With augmented reality every wall could become a screen, every road could be lit up, the sky could be green or yellow. Instead of buying pets, virtual ones could be adopted. Sadly, touch and smell aren't simulated, but if they were it could have the ability to be indistinguishable from reality. But in such a case I'd rather be in a virtual simulation, as "real" world limitations don't exist in the virtual world.



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I voted in the poll, but honestly, there isn't a single "killer app" that would convince me to buy AR glasses. I would buy them if they were much cheaper and better than they are now. A key improvement that must be made is an increase in the size of the virtual display. When I tried on Google Glass several years ago, I was disappointed by how small the virtual display area was. It needs to be able to fill up at least half of the wearer's field of view to be useful. 

 

Give it another decade. 



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I'd be very interested in AR glasses that had night vision. The simplest system would use infrared active illumination, in which an LED light embedded in the front of the glasses would emit infrared light (invisible to humans), the glasses' photosensor would be able to see it, and the resulting moving image would be displayed across the wearer's field of view. Many nighttime surveillance cameras operate on this principle. 

 

A slightly more advanced night vision device would use a highly sensitive photosensor to intensify ambient light visible, and display that to the wearer. Perhaps a more detailed composite image could be made by combining that image with the image generated by the active IR technique. 



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If I were mining asteroids in space with AR I could use some time of scanner systems/nanobots to analyse the elemental composition of asteroids and have the information projected on the AR screen pointing to the asteroids so I know which ones are worth mining



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infrared capability, binocular and telephoto lens, augmented lighting at night, assisting with jobs and military, such as the identification of hidden mines and hidden forces in jungles etc. these are all great uses. i like the ability to look at anyone you are focused on and via retina/ face detection, you can automatically know anything through social network identification. your field of vision can give you a quick summary of whatever you want upon meeting the person. i suppose there would be a delay after the handshake while you read the info!


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Personal Use:

Powerful data visualization tools/conventions no more difficult for "lay people" to use than excel but with the power of an extra dimension.

 

Tools to rapidly create AR representations for any space, with datasets for different uses accumulate over time to hold large amount of value.

 

Power User Interface that works on the principles of headset. 

 

Always recording, self data organizing memory aid.  Basic features: text search via OCR/Voice recognition, search via space/time association, object search (where was my keys last seen?) via image recognition, integration into the larger computing platform.

 

Organizational Use:

AR-Camera driven "task assignment" system: aka Manna https://marshallbrain.com/manna1.htm but with added senses of camera and added communication of visual cues.  Integration with visual object recognition and automatic evaluation of event states is necessary.

 

Tasks that involve dynamic, complex location information, for example warfighting.  (and similar tasks like firefighting, SAR in hazardous terrain)



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After I got my Oculus rift S I became a VR fanatic. I only exclusively buy VR games, all others non vr games are good, yes, but frankly compared to the VR we have today, they are just a bunch of little shits. VR at least for me has this effect that after a while I forget that im playing. So if im playing Arizona sunshine, skyrim or Alien Isolation....my mind, my brain really thinks that im in that situation. I get chills, sweat, panic, fear but also euphoria and the feelings of being invincible. In a scale never experienced before on conventinal games. I also use VR on social media or going from forum to forum. I have a big, a huge virtual screen in front of me, sharp nice and cozy.

 

VR is the best thing that ever happen to me, beside my kids. Now there are also enough games and applications for non stop playing  and more are coming. It seems also VR is taking hold on the society so its no longer like the 90s where it died because lack of content. There are plenty of games and the VR sales are also going up and fast, thus boosting the software production vr social media etc- Its a bright future for VR. New gimmicks coming out makes everything even more appealing like haptic glowes or touch suit (*cough* porn *cough*) forget all about old 2d games on a small screen. VR is the future.

 

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https://www.youtube....h?v=AGScX_8plYw

 

I still remember when I first mention the VR everybody in my social circle they all laughed at me, they told its just a gimmick that will soon go away like the WII. HELL NO, I persisted, I put money aside and finally I bough it. Years after its still here, and it will be here forever. Fun fact more than a few of friends and family got their own VR (oculus and vive).

 

Now with the goodies VR can offer, and blend it with AR it will be beyond mazing, like I can fight zombies crawling in the window of my own home O_o scary but I like it. Maybe even sharing a meal or some tea/coffee with your favorite sci-fy/fantasy/action fictional character in your own home and much more. All this will be possible by mixing VR/AR. Hell yeah Im gonna buy it.

 

This is the closest thing to the holodeck we have.



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For me, current technical limitations of VR are immersion breaking (narrow field of view, low resolution, not able to walk). As for AR, it's even more challenging, because AR glasses need to be lightweight, good-looking and stylish, unlike contemporary bulky VR headsets, which are for indoors use only. I bought a Vive, only to sell it later, expected better hardware (and software) in 2020. RTX 2080 Ti came out in September 2018 and since then there no better cards or lower prices.



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For me, current technical limitations of VR are immersion breaking (narrow field of view, low resolution, not able to walk). As for AR, it's even more challenging, because AR glasses need to be lightweight, good-looking and stylish, unlike contemporary bulky VR headsets, which are for indoors use only. I bought a Vive, only to sell it later, expected better hardware (and software) in 2020. RTX 2080 Ti came out in September 2018 and since then there no better cards or lower prices.

 

Im not sure I understand the narrow field of view and not able to walk? I have no problem with the view and walk, I just do. Do you mean teleport or ACTUAL walking? The resolution seems it is fixed or its about, the valve index should be the best. I have no complains with the Rift S. But I agree about the clumsines of the headsets, but I dont think it can be fixed, you can improve them, but still clumsy.



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The reasons I want a headset aren't listed. But I understand they're fairly esoteric anyway.

 

  1. Examining and labeling the world. AR would allow me to see what certain bugs and plants are, what kind of cloud I see in the sky, and the make of buildings and cars (within reason, of course; the glasses would need a clear sight of these things to make a guess, but as we've seen, AI can use object recognition far more accurately with less clear information at a faster rate than humans)
  2. Zoom in. I don't really need augmented reality glasses for this, but it'd be a good feature to have. Complete novelty.
  3. Internet on the go. Obviously smart devices can already do this and have been capable for decades, but to maximize my laziness potential, not even having to whip out a smartphone and subsequently being able to browse the web discreetly would be amazing. 
  4. "Day vision". I'm mixed as to whether the AI inside AR glasses would be sufficient or if the utility for this requires more hardware than can be fitted on a pair of glasses (as night vision goggles have never been shrunk to the size of glasses, if you've ever noticed), but I figured that using AI for some added color correction wouldn't hurt. Basically, I'd love to have a pair of full-color night vision goggles. Better yet, I'd love for the ability of full-color night vision to just be an app. But even full-color night vision is a fairly recent technology, and as mentioned, night vision goggles haven't been shrunken down all that much. Complete novelty.
  5. Full-spectrum sight. Related to the above, I'd also love for a pair of glasses or goggles that would allow me to see in more of the EM spectrum. Also a novelty.

 

Geotagging, virtual IDs, and augmented reality games are more peripheral for me in that regard.


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Im not sure I understand the narrow field of view and not able to walk? I have no problem with the view and walk, I just do. Do you mean teleport or ACTUAL walking? The resolution seems it is fixed or its about, the valve index should be the best. I have no complains with the Rift S. But I agree about the clumsiness of the headsets, but I don't think it can be fixed, you can improve them, but still clumsy.

 

Omnidirectional treadmills need to become a standard, like in Ready Player One or BCIs have to be used. Predicting user's intentions from brain signals is getting better every year.







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