Google wants Glass-like headsets with holographic displays

  05 October 2015    Read: 730
Google wants Glass-like headsets with holographic displays
Google Glass (aka Project Aura), as cool as it is, isn`t very immersive: you`re still looking at flat pictures superimposed on a 3D world.
You may see some added depth in the future, though. Google has filed for a patent on a "head wearable display" that would show holograms. The hope is that this would create an augmented reality experience that`s more involving than what you get today, including a wider field of view a more efficient, easier-to-wear headset.

There`s no certainty that Google will do something with the technology, assuming the patent is granted. Microsoft`s HoloLens may not get fresh competition any time soon. However, it`s no secret that Google is not only working on the next version of Glass, but has poured lots of cash into augmented reality efforts like Magic Leap`s still-mysterious project. Don`t be surprised if you`re one day playing games against opponents who seem like they`re in the room, or driving a car where traffic alerts float above the road itself.

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