Site Network: Home |

Waiting by the Lake

The waiting is the hardest part. Specifically, waiting on the emergence of consumer augmented reality services and the necessary buildout of the infrastructure to support it. This includes all the data gathering every single pinpoint location an AR subscriber might find him or herself (a process well underway by Google, Amazon and Microsoft for reasons they don't really explain that well). The networks have to be there, but that is not really any kind of intuitive leap. Same networks, just wireless, pervasive, and much faster. The 'cell phone' has to be there as well, but the clamshell and candy bar form factors are gone. Now it's a pair of eyeglasses that presents the wearer with a metadata overlay on top of the real world -- to show off all the items of interest, pop-up e-mails, stock tickers, mobile TV, and on and on.

Of course, these glasses can switch from see-through augmented reality to occluded virtual reality with the press of a button or speaking the key phrase. Virtual reality environments will be realistic, detailed and convincing. Lots of entertainment, communication and business possiblities for VR include distribution of the workforce and decentralization of corporate headquarters on a wide scale, as well as the more obvious porno, gambling and videogaming opportunities.

But, timing is everything, as ever. The challenge is to wait it out on the emergence of AR/VR and hope that the cost of missing out on what may be more immediate opportunities isn't too much to bear. Pinning one's financial future on the arrival an augmented reality infrastructure that is probably only considered by the fringe group known as 'futurists', is a little disconcerting. You have to have a whole lot of belief in yourself and in the people whose visions you are intellectually aligned with.

But it is easy to see that AR is already coming to both the military and the space exploration markets:
Military Apps Drive Simulation Tools
AI Developed for Mars Explorers

So just like any bleeding edge technology, it starts with the government/military and works its way down to the rest of us. Sometimes it's hard to sit and wait though, even when you're pretty darn sure you know what you're doing.

0 comments:

Post a Comment


This website does not recommend the purchase or sale of any stocks, options, bonds or any investment of any kind. This website does not provide investment advice. Disclaimer and Notices: Disclaimer: This website may contain "forward-looking" information including statements concerning the company's outlook for the future, as well as other statements of beliefs, future plans and strategies or anticipated events, and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. The forward-looking information and statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the statements. The information on this website includes forward looking statements, including statements regarding projections of future operations, product applications, development and production, future benefits of contractual arrangements, growth in demand, as well as statements containing words like believe, estimate, expect, anticipate, target, plan, will, could, would, and other similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results could differ materially from the results implied or expressed in the forward looking statement. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward looking statements are included in MVIS most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the heading 'Risk factors related to the company's business,' and our other reports filed with the Comission from time to time. Except as expressly required by Federal securities laws, MVIS Blog undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in circumstances, or other reasons. Legal Notice: Although considerable care has been taken in preparing and maintaining the information and material contained on this website, MVIS Blog makes no representation nor gives any warranty as to the currency, completeness, accuracy or correctness of any of the elements contained herein. Facts and information contained in the website are believed to be accurate at the time of posting. However, information may be superseded by subsequent disclosure, and changes may be made at any time without prior notice. MVIS Blog shall not be responsible for, or liable in respect of, any damage, direct or indirect, or of any nature whatsoever, resulting from the use of the information contained herein. While the information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, its accuracy and completeness cannot be guaranteed. MVIS Blog has not independently verified the facts, assumptions, and estimates contained on this website. Accordingly, no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to, and no reliance should be placed on the fairness, accuracy, or completeness of the information and opinions contained on this website. Consequently, MVIS Blog assumes no liability for the accompanying information, which is being provided to you solely for evaluation and general information. This website does not contain inside information, proprietary or confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements or otherwise.