Clay Bavor, who heads up Google’s Virtual and Augmented Realities published this piece yesterday in advance of the company’s announcements today. In it, he frames the longer view on what he calls “immersive computing.” It’s a worthwhile read to help put this next paradigm in computing into perspective.
Google won’t be building its own headsets (at least initially), but is instead partnering with Qualcomm, HTC, and Lenovo to release a reference design that will result in actual products. Here’s Bavor talking about the new World Sense technology behind this work, which is key for meshing AR/VR with the physical world:
Also, it’s worth looking at how Google is partnering with artists to use its Tilt Brush to create new forms of artistic expression: