Facebook plans to integrate facial recognition technology into its smart glasses. This feature can greatly increase the visibility of the device; you only need to see someone on public transport to explore their Facebook profile .
Taking into account that in this social network there is usually a lot of information about a person: name, where he studied, where he works and worked, what he likes … etc. You can learn many interesting things about a user by viewing their profile .
The smart glasses are expected to launch this year and Facebook is working with Ray-Ban to develop them.
However, Facebook is concerned that by wearing such glasses , the power structure is likely to infringe on the privacy of citizens ; declaring this very dangerous on Facebook is a potential major downside. Users can see who is who, but they can also see them. Whether deleting their Facebook profile or at least the photos is enough to achieve anonymity remains an open question, according to Itworld. It is also planned to collect user feedback on whether or not people really need this feature.
The augmented reality glasses are expected to launch this year and Facebook is working with Ray-Ban to develop them. Since 2017, Facebook has been studying smart glasses. In 2014, the social network acquired Oculus, a developer of AR and VR equipment.
As early as 2017, experts predicted that in 20 to 30 years, smart glasses will replace mobile phones, hands-free and provide access to many other functions. However, as before, the question remains how to fix the implementation of the device for those who already wear glasses to fix some vision problem. In many countries in Asian regions, about 90% of the population wears glasses. As scientists suggest, by 2050, nearly half of the world’s population will suffer from myopia, so glasses will be more than common.