Augmented reality will become a $50 billion business in 5 years

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/augmented-reality-virtual-reality-sales-idc-chart-2017-3?r=US&IR=T

Plenty in tech are convinced augmented reality is What Comes Next after smartphones. We know Microsoft and Magic Leap are working on headsets that transplant computer images into the real world, and it’s strongly suspected that other giants like Facebook and Apple are doing something similar.

Meanwhile, the likes of Snapchat and “Pokemon Go” have put a basic-yet-friendly face on the tech, and startups like Doppler Labs have worked similar reality-bending concepts into headphones. This is the thing everyone is betting on, even as the failure of Google Glass lingers.

This chart from Statista only reinforces those expectations. In a recent forecast, analyst firm IDC predicted that AR headsets will make nearly $US50 billion in revenue by 2021, with unit sales increasing to more than 27 million. Much of that cash is expected to come because the headsets will cost “well over $US1,000,” according to IDC, which thinks the tech will take off in workplaces before settling in as consumer products.

IDC thinks AR’s revenue will far outpace virtual reality, which has had its stumbles out the gate, but has at least established itself in some way via headsets like Facebook’s Oculus Rift, Sony’s PlayStation VR, and HTC’s Vive. Ultimately, though, IDC thinks it’s the cheaper VR headsets — like Google’s Cardboard — that could harm VR in the long-run, putting potential buyers off with shoddier experiences.

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like we need any more reality bending toys..

“IDC predicted that AR headsets will make nearly $US50 billion in revenue by 2021, with unit sales increasing to more than 27 million. Much of that cash is expected to come because the headsets will cost “well over $US1,000,” according to IDC, which thinks the tech will take off in workplaces before settling in as consumer products.”

the slaves wont even know whats real and what isnt one day..or maybe thats now already..

401

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~ by seeker401 on March 28, 2017.

10 Responses to “Augmented reality will become a $50 billion business in 5 years”

  1. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  2. Family parties will be even duller .

  3. seeker, “the slaves wont even know whats real and what isnt one day..or maybe thats now already”

    yeap, that is now and they plan on making it worse

  4. Canada’s University of Regina opens confessional booths for men to seek redemption from manliness

    Wednesday, 29 March 2017

    Canadian men are being invited to attend a confessional booth to confess their sins of “Hyper-Masculinity” and seek redemption from their manliness.
    “Man Up Against Violence” is running a week of programs in conjunction with the University of Regina:

    http://michaelsmithnews.typepad.com/.a/6a0177444b0c2e970d01b8d2700d0c970c-800wi

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