Social media and augmented reality is actually kind of scary. Like eventually, the increased reality is going to have smaller devices that are the size of sunglasses that you can just put on your head.
What this will do is if someone’s walking by you, you can see their social media profile if they accept that. They may even get to the point where you don’t have permission to get their social media profile. And that’s scary.
If everybody has an interface on their face as sunglasses, that means basically, and you can see everything about that person when it comes to their social media.
This is a world I don’t know if I want to live in. We need that privacy, and we’ll lose our privacy even more once sunglasses have augmented reality.
Augmented reality is the interface where you can see stuff or 3d objects. You can create games through augmented reality and do other things. But I think the big thing here is social media companies are really pushing to have control of the metaverse, and this is a form of the metaverse and probably wouldn’t be more acceptable than, say, virtual reality.
What I’m worried about this is the abuse of using augmented reality for social media purposes, to be able to pull people’s profiles up very quickly, or to connect to that person. I think it’s just a different way of doing things. It will have to go through some social constructs, basically, or changes in how people connect.
It also creates many privacy issues that we haven’t seen before. I don’t know precisely how these will be solved and how social media companies will solve this. But there needs to be a way where you shut this down, and you don’t allow this to be on there maybe your devices and connect to other things, or devices that are sunglasses with augmented reality. This could be one way around it.
Eventually, though, the augmented reality headsets will be able to read people’s faces and do many things that are just absolutely scary. And they’ll have the capability to do this.
There could be an app for that. And I think that the scary thing about social media of the future is that it will be everywhere. It’s going to be an interface. And I think we got to be careful that this technology is brought up correctly and then that there are security guards against what a person wants to share. It definitely will be a different future when augmented reality hits social media, and it’s coming.