Chapter 6

Visions of the Future

Information in this chapter:

• The Big Trends

• Technical Trends

• Future Concepts for Augmented Reality

• AR Contact Lenses

Introduction

Up to this point we’ve looked at all the big aspects of present-day and emerging Augmented Reality. In this chapter we’re going to take a couple of steps back and look at some of the larger global and social trends that are happening around us and how they will affect Augmented Reality (and many other things). We’ll begin by exploring the economic and social trends that are taking place and then focus our attention on technical trends and some of the existing and emerging technologies that will directly support Augmented Reality and its continued adoption. Then we’ll conclude this ...

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