Andrew Boswort, vice president of Facebook's reality labs, told The Verge that the company is on the verge of finalizing the production of a pair of goggles with EssilorLuxottica.
"We seriously want to explore innovative ways in which people can connect with friends and family, near and far - the manager told the site - wearable gadgets have the potential to do so. At EssilorLuxottica we have an equally ambitious partner, who will lend their expertise. and the world-class catalog for the first truly fashionable smart glasses. "
According to the source, this is a primal Facebook approach to what should be future all-augmented reality glasses. The first model, built on the basis of Ray-Bans and codenamed 'Project Aria', could instead be equipped with only a few sensors and a camera, to take photos and record videos to share directly on social media, without going through a smartphone. . A project of this kind has already been seen years ago, by Snap, the company behind the development of the Snapchat social network, which had launched the Spectacles sunglasses, just recently updated with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 'active' lenses, useful not only to capture contents of the surrounding world but also to show graphics and worlds in three dimensions.Facebook's Ray-Bans are part of the social vision that Zuckerberg defined as a 'metaverse', a world to bring interaction with the platform out of the classic patterns of digital use.