Augmented reality companies are working on the holy grail of AR: socially acceptable glasses that show high-resolution digital objects tethered to and interactive with actual objects and spaces in the real world.
The augmented reality people want to... augment reality!
But the generative AI revolution, led by OpenAI's ChatGPT, has changed demand. Instead of wanting to augment reality, the bigger demand that has emerged is the desire to augment the self through AI.
We still want AR. But even more than that, we want wearable AI appliances, so that are own brains can be augmented by the AI collective brain.