Here are five reasons why smart glasses are for work, not play

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Someday augmented reality will become a mainstream feature of ordinary eyeglasses and sunglasses for everyday, general-purpose consumer use. But that day is many years in the future.

Reading the news, it's easy to conclude that consumer smart glasses are on the brink of becoming available. But broadly acceptable smart glasses won't ship as consumer products for many years. The technology simply isn't ready.

In the meantime, smart glasses are growing in adoption and importance for all kinds of businesses uses, and for these five reasons.