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Facebook Chief Scientist Says ‘True AR Glasses’ at Least Five Years Away

Times 85 | 17/09/2020 08:14 PM | Click to read full article

Facebook is about five to 10 years away from being able to bring to market “true” augmented reality glasses, its chief scientist told Reuters. The world’s biggest social media company announced on Wednesday that it was partnering with Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica for its 2021 smart glasses launch.

Many in the industry believe the glasses will eventually replace the functionality of mobile phones, making their development a hotly contested race among tech giants.