Mark Zuckerberg's big bet on augmented reality could accelerate the end of the smartphone as we know it. [Read More]
Summary… * Machine-Made
It's no secret Mark Zuckerberg is pinning Facebook's prospects on augmented reality — technology that overlays digital imagery onto the real world, like Snapchat's signature camera filters.
As The New York Times notes, Zuckerberg has long been disappointed that Facebook never built a credible smartphone operating system of its own.
HoloLens boss Alex Kipman recently called the demise of the smartphone the "natural conclusion" of augmented reality and its associated technologies.
The apps that are built for the Facebook Camera today could wind up as the first versions of the apps you'd use with those glasses.
In the short term, Facebook's play for augmented reality is going to look a lot like competing with Snapchat — and in a meaningful way, it is.
Opinion… * Man-Made
Source: Business Insider