Zuckerberg wants to repeat the success of the iPhone. 18,000 people are working on the new gadget

The name of the owner of the world’s largest social networking site has been changed from Facebook to Meta, which is to emphasize his efforts to build the so-called metaverse. The expanded augmented reality platform is to be an absolute priority for Zuckerberg.

Meta does not hide that he is working with the sweat of his brow on AR glasses, but for now he mainly feeds us with visuals. The technical details of & hairsp; – & hairsp; above all & hairsp; – & hairsp; the planned release date are kept secret by the company. Or at least she tries.

The Verge published extensive material about upcoming glasses, based on conversations with people who are or have worked on this project.

The Meta glasses are intended to repeat the success of the iPhone. What will they be?

Zuckerberg’s plan allegedly assumes that the upcoming glasses will allow us to break out of the rule of Google and Apple, which dictate the conditions on the mobile market. Therefore, the first generation is to be completely autonomousso that it could replace the phone.

The upcoming glasses are to have:

  • “socially acceptable design”;
  • 3D displays with a large field of view;
  • eyeball tracking function;
  • built-in camera;
  • stereo speakers;
  • special smartphone size controller.

There is still a long way to go to achieve this goal. Current prototypes They are said to be clunky (designed to resemble Clark Kent glasses), weigh 100 grams (4 times more than typical glasses) and last 4 hours on a single charge.

There are many technological obstacles to overcome, but Meta spares no resources. The AR hardware and software department currently employs over 18,000 people. Zuckerberg & hairsp; – & hairsp; rumored to make his gadget repeat the success of the iPhone & hairsp; – & hairsp; is pumping billions of dollars into the project and already announces an increase in spending in the coming years.

Meta wants to introduce autonomous AR glasses in 2024. They are set to become a hit at the end of the decade

The current schedule is said to look like this:

  • 2024 & hairsp; – & hairsp; first generation, aimed mainly at developers and technology enthusiasts;
  • 2026 & hairsp; – & hairsp; second generation with lower weight and more modern design;
  • 2028 & hairsp; – & hairsp; third generation.

Before that, Meta can bring to the market a simpler version of the glasseswhich will connect to the smartphone and serve mainly to display notifications.

Zuckerberg believes the Meta will be selling at the end of the decade tens of millions of glasses.

However, those working on the metaversum emphasize that the deadlines are fluid. The goals set for 2024 may not be achieved.

In the future, AR glasses can be controlled by your thoughts

In the first generation, a pocket controller is intended to be used to enter text and perform other high-precision operations. In the future, however, the role of the controller is to be played by … the brain.

In 2019, Meta acquired CTRL-Labs. She is working on a wristbandwhich is supposed to decode the neurons that are passed to the muscles and act like a “phantom limb”. Performing any operations in a virtual environment should therefore be as easy as clenching a fist.

Zuckerberg is aware, however, that the construction and development of the metaverse is a plan for decades. Many people say that augmented reality can replace all displays and computer devices that we currently use in a dozen or so years.

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