New Internet: the head of Apple called technologies that will change the future of mankind
Apple CEO Tim Cook believes that virtual (VR) and augmented (AR) reality will be technologies that will determine the future of humanity. He spoke about this in an interview with the Dutch edition of Bright.
Cook says that in the future, virtual reality will become as widespread and necessary as the Internet and smartphones are today. In his opinion, very soon people will not be able to imagine their lives without this technology.
“I think that AR is a technology that will affect everything. Imagine that you can suddenly teach with augmented reality and thus demonstrate things to others. Or use from a medical point of view and so on,” Cook said. “Augmented reality apps are already in the App Store, but their capabilities will be much wider.”
At the same time, Tim Cook was skeptical about the idea of metaverses, which are actively promoted by Mark Zuckerberg and his Meta Platforms corporation (until 2021 – Facebook). The head of Apple is sure that most people simply do not understand what it is and what it is for. But virtual reality is more understandable, it has a clear definition and practical applications.
“VR is something that you can really immerse yourself in and can put to good use. But I don’t think you want to live your whole life in it. Virtual reality is for regular use, but not for good communication,” said Tim Cook .