Imagine a world where a pair of glasses light and elegant replace the need for a computer or smartphone. These glasses would have the ability to feel physically present with friends and family, no matter where in the world you will be, and context-aware artificial intelligence to help as well as rich 3D virtual information at your fingertips.
Best of all, they would allow you to look up and stay present in the world around you rather than diverting your attention to the periphery in the palm of your hand. This is a device that would not force you to choose between the real world and the digital world ...
Such technology will not be clumsy devices that will take you out of the real world and into a digital world, but will work with the person in a way that combines the two realities without an interrupted transition.
“They should be able to do what you want them to do and tell you what you want to know when you want to know it, the same way your own mind works: share information smoothly and take action when you want. and not get in their way any other way, ”said FRL.
Facebook's chief scientist Michael Abrash explained which this type of interaction with technology is one of the most difficult problems to overcome.
The "always on" AR, he said, will be intuitive, what he called an extension of the body. If this happens, he says, wearers will barely know they are wearing the glasses while wearing them and interacting with other people at the same time.
An example was given of someone wearing a pair of AR glasses combined with a soft wrist strap. They walk into a coffee shop and a virtual assistant asks the question, "Do you want me to order a 12-ounce American?" It will only be necessary to click with your finger to choose yes or no. This is what FRL calls proactive technology, rather than reactive.
FRL further explains that once the coffee has been purchased and the person sits down at a table, they put on a pair of lightweight haptic gloves. A virtual screen is immediately visible through the glasses, along with a virtual keyboard. "Typing is as intuitive as typing on a physical keyboard and you're on a roll, but the noise of the coffee makes it hard to concentrate," said FRL. Therefore, there is noise reduction in technology, which understands the needs of the person in the environment.
To give orders without technology being too annoyingsaid FRL, you are working on wrist-based electromyography. This monitor electrical signals that travel from the spinal cord to the hand, which will control the functions of a decoding-based device on the wrist. "The signals through the wrist are so clear that EMG can detect finger movement of just one millimeter," said FRL.
Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg discussed this in an interview with The Information on Monday. He said the technology could be used to "teleport" users to other people's homes or offices, adding that he believes the technology could reduce travel and reduce the impact of global warming.
"Instead of calling someone or having a video chat, you just snap your fingers and teleport, and you're sitting there and they're on their couch and it feels like they're there together," Zuckerberg said.