Challenges for Augmented Reality glasses to go mainstream

Kumar Ahir
Jan 6 · 2 min read

According to Abrash, AR glasses may substitute smartphones in 2030–2040

Michael Abrash, Oculus R&D Chief scientist, is of an opinion that AR glasses will get into the mainstream probably in 5–10 years. However, it will take a decade or 2 to get to as good as sunglasses and substitute them.

We need many technological disruptions for this, and in the meanwhile, the most probable approach is that AR glasses will complement the features of smartphones without substituting them. — Michael Abrash

As per him following are the major challenges for AR glasses

Kumar Ahir is an independent consultant working in the field of Immersive Technologies, Product Design, Design Leadership, and Strategy. He is evangelizing Design for Immersive Technologies and UX by actively doing workshops on Design Thinking, Design for AR and VR, Prototyping for Mixed Reality technologies.

He aims to create a better Design Ecosystem for Immersive Technologies.

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