Top tech Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) are banking on smart glasses to replace smartphones in the near future.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is among the key proponents, believing that smart glasses will replace smartphones by 2030. Nokia CEO Pekka Lundamark also said that 6G will be a reality by 2030, but that users will connect with smart glasses instead of smartphones.

Smart glasses are eyewear with a built-in computer. Similar to a smartwatch, smart glasses synchronize users with their phones and track various data. Instead of displaying information on a screen, data is projected onto the lenses.

With tech companies now focused on the metaverse, it is becoming increasingly obvious that smart glasses will play an important role in the future of the internet.

However, several constraints hamper the successful launch of the technology, including technical and legal challenges.

For the technical challenges, the question of embedding a small processor chip that will be able to provide the data-heavy consumables of augmented reality that smartphones do not offer remains a difficult task. In addition, the technology is constrained by problems with battery size and duration, control options, connectivity, sound, video, and microdisplays.

The technology faces legal challenges, including controversies over the tracking of personal data and the violation of individual privacy rights by video recordings, photos, or the unauthorized collection of audio and other data.

The sources for this piece include an article in TechRepublic.