1. hardvr's Avatar
    Came across this article about how VR/AR is going to make cell phones obsolete. Thought there were some interesting points in the article but ultimately I wasn't convinced. Just hard to imagine something more convenient than my phone at this point but maybe I'm wrong, what do you guys think?

    https://virtualrealitypop.com/this-i...s-70a3fa0d8e33
    07-03-2017 03:20 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Maybe, and more so AR, and wearables, but it's probably going to be a while. BUT eventually smart watches and smart glasses WILL replace our smart phones, but I think we are at least 5 years from that, or more.
    07-04-2017 08:20 PM
  3. krisguy's Avatar
    It is going to take a long while before anything like that would happen. There would have to be major changes in a lot of society before it would be accepted (especially cars).
    07-04-2017 11:51 PM
  4. pkcable's Avatar
    This is THE first video played on MTV!

    07-05-2017 07:52 AM
  5. Pavel_71's Avatar
    In science fiction described the expander of human memory called PAM, he will kill them both.
    07-13-2017 01:28 AM
  6. George Willson's Avatar
    Can't agree with you more
    07-13-2017 03:13 AM
  7. Talkivr's Avatar
    Think it has to be organically accepted, price point and other factors make it doubtful. Think of smartphones in general they were accepted really fast despite slightly high price point. You'll know its caught on when you see people walking around with them.
    07-13-2017 08:18 AM
  8. vitaliesolomon's Avatar
    yeah, mark zuckerberg also said the same thing (i have read it somewhere in the internet)
    i dont know how the phone will die. but what is a phone? what is its definition?
    if we understand a phone like a device that receives phone calls and has wifi and 2g, 3g, and 4g connection. then the new devices will have also this kind of connection. so, no, the phone wont vanish.
    if we understand the phone as a device with certain shape, then no. we will always need a device to look at and interact. smartphone sized device maybe will get smaller and thinner, but wont vanish
    07-13-2017 02:59 PM
  9. badelhas's Avatar
    I'm not convinced as well. It's two completely different kind of tech use.

    Cheers
    07-15-2017 12:05 PM
  10. mase123987's Avatar
    I don't see how we move past the smartphone without something that also requires touch. Nothing replaces the consistent performance of touching an object vs using gestures or voice. I don't want to be forced to wear a watch or glasses.
    07-17-2017 01:41 AM
  11. VR-Sim's Avatar
    It's always hard to predict the future, however I'm sure that the Smart Phone will remain the dominant communication technology for the next 10 years.
    08-16-2017 05:05 AM
  12. badelhas's Avatar
    It's always hard to predict the future, however I'm sure that the Smart Phone will remain the dominant communication technology for the next 10 years.
    Yeah but I would love to contact with someone by virtual reality. Why can't we do that already? I don't understand.
    08-16-2017 05:30 AM
  13. jebaeza's Avatar
    It could be but when vr has a lot of functions
    08-20-2017 12:12 PM
  14. badelhas's Avatar
    It could be but when vr has a lot of functions
    And available graphic power, right?
    08-20-2017 03:44 PM
  15. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I don't feel that VR itself will end smartphones but instead AR, having information of the real world while you are doing your daily tasks, but in VR you are away of reality, so you will be able to do only some task that are not necessarily related with what the smartphones are for these days.
    08-20-2017 10:01 PM
  16. badelhas's Avatar
    I don't feel that VR itself will end smartphones but instead AR, having information of the real world while you are doing your daily tasks, but in VR you are away of reality, so you will be able to do only some task that are not necessarily related with what the smartphones are for these days.
    I agree. They have different purposes. But I would sure love to have video calling in VR right now
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    08-21-2017 01:48 AM
  17. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I agree. They have different purposes. But I would sure love to have video calling in VR right now
    I imagine that but with huge screens like a holodeck or something,because otherwise the headset will cover our faces :/ lol
    08-21-2017 08:35 PM
  18. chookhunter's Avatar
    AR probably ... eventually ... VR probably not. I don't think smart phones are in any danger of being replaced for quite some time though.
    08-21-2017 11:12 PM

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