I have no doubt applications are being developed that will make augmented reality more useful than just giving us the ability to translate signs in foreign languages, identify songs we hear from sources not in our own clothes or identify nearby coffee houses offering discount coupons.
I just don't like seeing the highly suspicious predictions and information from "people" being taken as gospel in the New York Times.
It may be true, at least on Apple's product roadmaps and calendars. I just don't like seeing "people" as the only fact-providing sources on a story this fluffy (you find the national security angle that would justify the use of only anonymous sources).
No matter how convenient, cool and wearable our computers become, they'll still only be a conduit for the information we get through them.
If more and more of that information comes from "people" hiding their identities and touting products they hope they'll eventually be able to produce and sell, we might be better off sticking with the old, clunky technology we have to stick in a pocket instead.
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