In reply to AR/VR Headsets Continue Decline as VR Sets Plummet commented on by Stephen Downes

Seems to me one issue is right in the quote at the end. If you say that in 18 months my now new $3500 device will be obsolete, how do you expect mainstream audiences to fork that kind of money over? Even with compelling use cases, should they exist, that is an unconvincing position. It’s nice that compelling AR/VR is right around the corner for the mainstream, but it’s been a proximate future corner for two decades already, a corner that keeps moving away from you as much as you move towards it.

Even the AR/VR headsets arriving as early as 2025 will make today’s headsets look quaint.

Ramon T. Llamas, research director for Mobile Devices and AR/VR at IDC

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