11 Feb 2020 16:09 IST

This start-up has been quietly working on augmented reality contacts

Mojo Vsion is showing off its AR tech for the first time as part of its vision to replace smartphones

I'm standing in a Las Vegas hotel suite and I've just gotten a glimpse at the future seemingly every spy movie has promised: contact lenses with tiny built-in displays that beam information directly into your eyes.

They're the product of Mojo Vsion, a startup that's been quietly working on augmented reality contact lenses. Though the company says a consumer-ready product is still years away, it's showing off its AR tech for the first time as part of its vision to one day replace the smartphone.

Behind it all is what the startup calls "invisible computing," the idea that information will appear seamlessly around us as we want it, rather than via smartphone screens.

"It's a display, so you can put whatever information you want to see on it," says the company's vice president of product and marketing, Steve Sinclair. "It could be as simple as notifications, like you get on your Apple Watch. But it can be as complex as as anything that fits into the real world and gives context to the real world, which I think is what people expect when they talk about AR." Want to know more? Read this article.

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