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Particularly in light of rumored AR glasses from Google, Apple, and Meta, there seems to be an expectation among some that wearables will eventually replace smartphones. It’s what we see in cyberpunk and a lot of other science fiction, and there’s an obvious convenience factor in many situations — asking the glasses you’re already wearing for road directions is bound to be a lot faster than connecting to Android Auto or mounting a phone on your dashboard. There’s perhaps less potential with devices like smartwatches, but theoretically, there’s no reason why a watch couldn’t do more of what your phone does today, such as video calls or browsing the web.
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