On Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta (META), addressed the stage at his company’s Meta Connect conference to introduce two new cutting-edge headsets: the Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses and the AR/VR-enabled Meta Quest 3. These glasses appear to be just another set of fashionable specs at first glance. However, if you look closely, you’ll see two tiny cameras in the arms that allow wearers to secretly take pictures and films.
Mark Zuckerberg claimed that “smart glasses” are the best form factor for enabling AI helpers to see and hear what you are doing.
‘Smart glasses are the ideal form factor for you to let AI assistants see what you’re seeing and hear what you’re hearing,’ Mark Zuckerberg said.
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Meta is spending a fortune on marketing these products. Every year, the business unit Reality Labs of the corporation loses billions of dollars, including $3.7 billion in the most recent quarter. These headsets are essential for the success of Meta if it ever hopes to become a metaverse company.
The Meta Quest 3 has a number of improvements over the Quest 2, including a slimmer design and crisper images, and it starts at $499 US. Meanwhile, the $299 US Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses feature an updated design and sharper cameras for taking pictures and videos. The glasses go on sale on October 17, while The Quest 3 launches on October 10 in both online and physical places.
Would you buy one of these?
While these glasses are expected to sell at a fast paste, many are not impressed with the idea of filming every move we make.
In terms of safety and security, Meta claims that it has enlarged the size of the LED that faces outward and alerts people when you are shooting pictures or videos. The manufacturer further claims that because the LED is integrated into the camera’s hardware, it cannot be altered in any way such that pictures can be taken without the LED lighting up.
We’ll have to wait and watch how Zuckerberg’s vision of the metaverse will develop with the Quest 3 and smart eyewear, both ambitious items. Simply keeping customers interested is all that the business needs to do.
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